Anchor Capital

LOCATION: Boston, MA

PROJECT TEAM:

  • Unispace: Interior Architecture & General Contractor
  • Herman Miller: Workstations, Private Offices & Seating
  • DIRTT: Prefabricated Interior Walls
  • Creative Office Pavilion

After 30 years in the same space, Anchor Capital Advisors knew they were ready for an office that felt more open and contemporary. This esteemed investment company welcomed the opportunity to lower the panel heights to create a more light filled environment. Since their new space at One International Place offered dazzling views of the city and Boston Harbor, Anchor Capital Advisors was ready to embrace a workstation horizon that allowed for the associates to enjoy the views. With a strong cultural connection to the sea and all things nautical, those site lines to the harbor were very important. Besides lowering the workstation panel heights, designing workstations with distinct boundaries was a priority so people had a sense of their personal space. Rounded privacy screens wrap the height adjustable desks and move up and down with the desk to support privacy. Low credenzas provide storage options for tucking away paperwork and personal items as well as further defining the footprint of the workstation.

The heart of the office is a bright, open café space where people can sit and eat together or meet with colleagues in the open area. Flex Rooms along the window wall were designed to be a destination for small teams to collaborate and take in the views. Prefabricated glass walls from DIRTT created meeting spaces to support acoustical requirements, yet still allowing light to filter through the space.

It was a true collaboration of the entire team that brought this project to fruition. Ongoing idea sharing helped create solutions that met the aesthetic vision and budget. Some of the existing furniture was reused to help keep the budget in check, and was strategically placed to support the design vision.