80 Broadway Office Space

Cambridge, MA

PCA helped us transform an underutilized space in bustling Kendall Square into an inviting and highly functional space that appeals to the innovation community….PCA met our goals for the space and led a very collaborative design process, creating a unique space crucial to our customers’ needs to recruit and retain the best talent. 

– Bryan Koop, Sr. VP & Regional Manager, Boston Properties

Client

Boston Properties

Challenge

To repurpose an underutilized 6,000 SF basement storage area to create office space that would appeal to younger Kendall Square start-up tenants.

Solution

A radical renovation blasts through the floor plate to create light-filled open office space accessible via a separately branded entry. The minimalist design exposes the block wall, ductwork and stair structure for a raw, industrial feel, with the bright blue kitchenette adding a touch of whimsy and color to the cool neutral palette. A mix of carpeting and polished concrete floors creates zones in the space and improves acoustics. The 1,200 SF entry and lobby are rebranded with the removal of the 1980s style finishes found in the main lobby, opting for new poured and polished concrete floor, LED lighting and a central large-scale pendant light to animate the space. The clean, open design transforms unused space into the perfect open-plan floor plate, ready for customization for a new start-up venture.

Press

Boston Business JournalExclusive: Target’s ‘future of food’ collaboration lands Kendall Square office, December 3, 2015