Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

December 6, 2012

Philips wins excellence award for Best New Workplace


The Andover Townsman

---- — Cresa Boston, led by principal Dwight Patten, provided the program management services for Philips’ new 32,000-square-foot office space at 200 Minuteman Road in Andover, helping the company win the 2012 CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence for the Best New Workplace.

Philips, a globally diversified health and well-being company, received the award in the small building renovation category.

According to Patten, CoreNet’s annual Best New Workplace Award is an industry accolade that recognizes a corporate workplace constructed within the last year that makes efficient, innovative and functional use of a company’s space layout, design and technology to maximize its performance.

Cresa’s services for the interior fit-up included relocation planning, vendor selection, program development, design and construction management, and budget, schedule and move oversight.

Margukies Perruzzi Architects provided architectural services, and J. Calnan & Associates Inc. provided pre-construction and construction management services.

The space includes seven different “neighborhoods” with a “Town Square” in the center, which serves as a café and meeting room. To facilitate privacy and personal workspace for Philips’ 260 employees, small meeting rooms, copy areas, and enclosed work settings serve as borders for each neighborhood.

According to Patten, the ceiling, layout, finishes, and lighting were strategically designed to emphasize each work area and create an enhanced sense of circulation. Philips’ own LED light fixtures, lamps, and controls were used for over 90 percent of the space’s lighting. The energy-efficient lighting mechanisms use 25 percent less electricity than code mandates for energy consumption per square foot.

Patten is currently working with Philips on two additional, Andover-based projects totaling over 50,000 SF.