Canton, MA – CoreNet Global New England Chapter, one of the region’s premier corporate real estate industry organizations, last week honored professionals and projects at their annual Awards of Excellence program – the 1st in-person event since 2019.
Timberland’s new corporate headquarters was a recipient of the 2021 Best Workplace Award Winners.
A highly-competitive industry competition, projects awarded must demonstrate an alignment of real estate business drivers and support the organization’s mission with the use of space, innovations in design, functionality and technology. Timberland’s new amenity space at their New Hampshire facility achieves just that. The new design reflects Timberland’s passion for nature and vision for the future. It provides a creative, collaborative, energetic space filled with light, nature-inspired design and living elements – truly bringing the brand’s values to life.
“The environment transformation aligns with Timberland’s purpose and creative vision, which guides everything we do,” said John Merrill, Senior Manager, Facilities, Safety and Security at Timberland. “Our headquarters building is now a collaborative, energetic and progressive environment that exemplifies the culture of Timberland.”
“Bringing the outside in was a main focus for the space, reinforcing Timberland’s belief that a greener future is a better future. It was important to design an overall experience comprised of unique spaces that would immerse employees, business partners, recruits, vendors and customers in the Timberland brand,” adds Reetika Vijay, AIA, LEED AP, Managing Principal at IA Interior Architects, who led up the design of the space. “To accomplish this, the architectural language employed throughout the space takes cues from Timberland’s new retail design and uses reflective materials, organic forms and textured layers to bring nature indoors.”
The owner’s representative for the project was JLL Boston’s Project and Development Services team. “After the interview process we all agreed that Timberline Construction was the right partner to make the design a reality,” said Tom O’Connor, Senior Vice President at JLL. “This project was saddled with many obstacles including, construction within the center of an occupied building, unforeseen conditions and an extremely short timeline for completion. At every step, all Timberline team members met problems, concerns, last-minute changes or challenges with positive attitudes, creative solutions and expertise.”