Margulies Perruzzi Architects Revitalizes Framingham Office Building for National Development

BOSTON – Margulies Perruzzi Architects announced that it has completed the design and renovation of 100 Crossing Blvd. in Framingham, Mass. for National Development, one of New England’s largest development companies.

National Development engaged MPA to provide space planning and interior design services to reposition the 100,000 SF office building to meet the demands of today’s office tenants.

Built in 1997, the three-story 100 Crossing Blvd. required an updated look and modern amenities to reposition it as a high-quality, amenity-rich building. To create an open and brighter space upon entry, MPA redesigned the two-story lobby with new lighting, flooring, and glass handrails along the stair and mezzanine.

Artwork and casual seating provide an intimate lobby nook for conversation along the window line. The updated ground floor includes a new food service area with seating, a 1,525 SF conference center, and a fitness center with locker rooms. A re-designed landscaped front walk with new plantings and an outdoor patio with seasonal seating enhance the exterior main entrance for both tenants and visitors.

To offer tenants a fresh and exciting food selection in the new cafeteria, National Development partnered with Fooda to provide a diverse mix of lunch choices from highly-rated local restaurants.

100 Crossing Blvd (Photo credit Warren Patterson)

“MPA recognizes what tenants require in order to attract great talent and retain key employees, and their design for 100 Crossing Blvd. really transformed a dated office building into a bright building with appealing amenities,” said William Kennedy, asset manager at National Development. “Based on our previous experience working with MPA, they understand our commitment to providing highly attractive workspaces for tenants looking to offer their employees areas to eat, gather, recharge and connect. With its updated look and amenities, we feel confident that 100 Crossing Blvd. will appeal to a wide array of tenants.”

Cranshaw Construction served as construction manager for the project, and AHA Consulting Engineers provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services. The project team also included Daigle Engineers, Inc. as structural engineer and Hawk Design, Inc. as landscape architect.

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