Aquent, a leading marketing, web, and creative staffing agency, had partnered with Huntsman for the design of multiple regional offices in North America. For the firm’s Boston headquarters, a new approach to work settings was considered: What if employees could work anywhere, regardless of department, and choose from different settings? The resulting environment with zero assigned staff workspaces has become a singular, shared resource and the model for future locations.
The building footprint features a central atrium around which a series of destinations offer varying social and focused work settings. Each setting has a unique personality - a terrace, pergola, back porch, library, general store, huts and start-up garage. Nature and the outdoors are made part of the experience through details like timber beams, lattice work panels, and oversized wood sliding doors, as well as plants. A concierge desk replaces the usual reception, and an open café provides flexible work settings and amenities for guests and employees.
Location Boston, MA
Scope Workplace Planning and Design
Size 30,000 square feet
"Keep the Culture, Change the Workstyle"
Aquent San Francisco
Interior Design MakeItWork Awards 2015
Credits Photography by Trent Bell