Cool Office Space: National Development HQ, Newton Lower Falls
Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA) recently completed the design and renovation of the 40k SF HQ for National Development, one of New England’s largest development companies.
National Development and its construction affiliate Cranshaw Construction now occupy all four floors of 2310 Washington St in Newton Lower Falls. Providing space planning and interior design services, MPA substantially updated the office design and relocated amenities to create an open and collaborative space for staff.
MPA’s design opened the ceiling to brighten the space and used plenty of glass to promote transparency and light as well as a visual connection to the adjacent Charles River. A reclaimed wood feature wall fosters a comfortable, at-home feel, and the use of natural wood, metal and exposed steel adds to the rustic theme of the building.
A connecting staircase was designed to unite the second floor with the third floor multi-use café, which features a bar with custom cabinetry and high-top tables along the perimeter of the lounge area. To allow National Development’s operations to continue during construction, MPA phased the renovation schedule and used available swing space.
MPA designed the original renovation for National Development’s office in 2005. Over the years, the firm and National Development have collaborated on several building repositioning projects, including the 101 Station Drive office building at University Station in Westwood and the medical office building conversion of 200 Unicorn Park in Woburn.