PEGA’s Edge Center for Innovation Wins “Best New Small Workplace” Award at CoreNet New England Gala


Boston– Software powerhouse Pegasystems was honored with the “Best New Small Workplace” award at CoreNet New England’s Awards of Excellence Gala on Thursday, April 27th.

The annual event highlights the year’s top-performing people, firms, and projects within New England’s corporate real estate culture. This year’s other honorees included PepsiCo and Verizon for their respective new workplaces. In addition, CoreNet New England President and J. Calnan & Associates Partner Maureen Rystrom also presented Cynthia Keliher of McCarter & English with the esteemed Doug Noonan President’s Award.

J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A) has a long-standing relationship with Pegasystems, delivering multiple projects over the past decade, including their latest award-winning 32,000 SF Edge Center for Innovation located at 1 Main Street in Cambridge.

JC&A partnered once again with VCA, WB Engineers+Consultants, On Point Consulting Group, and Officeworks to complete this project, which opened its doors in June 2022 to put power into clients’ hands with the support of Pega experts. The Edge Center for Innovation features stunning panoramic views, a customized LED-lit hallway, a living wall bearing the PEGA logo, a kitchenette with a coffee bar, a town hall-style meeting center, and customizable full-length panels flanking the front door to showcase the day’s agenda and greet guests. In addition, the multiple state-of-the-art conference suites provide hospitality services while meetings are ongoing.

Additional unique features include a Nexnovo wall made of LED glass panels that can be customized for each meeting and visiting client. The town hall meeting room features a Planar wall, a state-of-the-art LED video wall made of multiple customizable screens. This facility has enabled Pega to focus on maintaining strong client relationships and helping clients achieve their business goals.

“The JC&A team is incredibly proud to have worked on such a unique and future-shaping project,” said Project Executive and JC&A Partner Dave Conner. “Relationships, community, and innovation are at the core of JC&A’s approach, and Pega’s new Innovation Center is a prime example of the amazing results that this focus can yield. We are greatly appreciative of the values that our firm shares with Pegasystems. We congratulate them on receiving this prestigious award and look forward to future collaborations.”