WALTHAM, MA – Vantage Builders announced that it completed the renovation of Strategic Spaces’ new, expanded headquarters at 280 Summer St. in Boston’s Seaport District.
The commercial furniture and custom prefab solution provider relocated to the Seaport District from 40 Broad St., almost doubling its office size to approximately 7,000 square feet. The new location houses the firm’s 24 employees as well as its Client Experience Center, offering visitors a chance to explore the latest trends and insights in interior environments. Both the office and the showroom display the firm’s design solutions, particularly a wide variety of customized, prefabricated DIRTT (“Doing It Right This Time”) interiors, for which Strategic Spaces is a Partner. DIRTT is a multi-trade construction solution that brought speed, efficiency and cost savings to the construction project.
“Strategic Spaces is dedicated to enhancing our clients’ space, to create environments that are functional, beautiful and inspiring,” said Michael Maude, Principal at Strategic Spaces. “A properly designed interior can be the critical difference between business success or mediocrity. When we rebranded the company and decided to open our new location in Boston’s Seaport District, with another new office in Connecticut on the way, we felt it was critical that visitors be able to see, feel and learn about our capabilities. Vantage Builders had a large role in bringing that vision to reality.”
Following designs from studioTROIKA architects, Vantage did a complete fit-out of the first-floor location. One of the first steps was to infill a pre-existing spiral staircase, which had left a 5′ x 8′ hole, with a new metal deck and concrete.
All interior elements including walls, millwork, architectural ceilings, integrated technology and power/data are custom fabricated by DIRTT. DIRTT interiors provide flexibility in the upfront design and layout, while also enabling rapid reconfiguration and repurposing in the long term. Completely custom in terms of shape, size and aesthetic, DIRTT created a fast, clean and sustainable installation for the construction team.
The Client Experience Center has four private offices, three huddle rooms, one large conference room and a state-of-the-art atrium space that is encompassed by a DIRTT Timber frame canopy. The open office area also has a Timber frame structure that provides lighting, audio visual equipment and sound dampening, enhancing communication and collaboration. A kitchen area allows for employee breaks and prompts increased interaction between coworkers. The project included the installation of new HVAC and electrical systems.
“Strategic Spaces is a leader in creating efficient, stimulating interior environments, so to be chosen by them for their own space was a terrific honor,” said Ryan LaVangie, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Vantage Builders. “We are proud that our work is also on display in their showroom and offices.”
In addition to studioTROIKA, the project team included Bala Consulting Engineers.