Bio-Tech and High-Tech Projects
Bio-Tech and High-Tech Projects

RapidMiner
Cambridge, MA
 
LS&A provided architecture and interior design services.
RapidMiner, Cambridge, MA
RapidMiner, Cambridge, MA
RapidMiner, Cambridge, MA
RapidMiner, Cambridge, MA
AEB,Advanced Electron Beams
Wilmington, MA

LS&A provided architecture andinterior design services for the renovation of a suburban office and warehousespace for a company that designed and manufactured equipment that utilizedelectron beams for sanitation, quick drying and other esotericapplications. Our design concept wasinspired by the electron beam itself that had a cobalt blue appearance whenworking. We utilized the cobalt bluecolor as well as the linear nature of the beam, for furniture, lighting andother finishes, as well as for way-finding, delineating the “tour” forinvestors and customers. One of the counter-intuitive space planningsuggestions made by the design team was to locate the cafeteria/multi-purposemeeting room on the front windows, so that employees who worked in thewindowless manufacturing, warehouse or clean room areas could have access tolight and a relaxed environment. Sincethe company was just past the start up phase, inexpensive materials and usedfurniture were specified. Our scope of services included: Programming, SpacePlanning, Design Development, including the design of custom built-ins, FurnitureSelection and Specifications, Construction Documents, selected vendor Bidding,Construction and Installation observation/administration, and Punch List.

AEB, Advanced Electron Beams, Wilmington, MA
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Icosystem
Cambridge, MA

LS&A provided architecture andinterior design services for the renovation of corporate offices while thespace remained occupied. Icosystem provides management consulting servicesusing nature based models. Our design concept was to add the private offices ina more organic aesthetic, and because the work had to happen while the spacewas occupied, office were built using an on-site assembly of polycarbonatepanels and exposed metal studs (so no sanding of drywall compound. A new café and colorful palette added to theup-beat atmosphere. An alcove with a 2 chairs and a telephone replaced the oldlarge reception area, so that more people could fit into the existing space. Our scope of services included: Programming,Space Planning, Design Development, Construction Documents, selected vendorBidding, Construction and Installation observation/administration, and PunchList.
ICO Systems, Cambridge, MA
netNumina Solutions
Cambridge, MA

LS&Aprovided architecture and interior design services for the design of officespace in a new building in Cambridge, in association with designer TimMulhavey. netNumina provides technicalback office web-design services specializing in financial servicesclients. The design concept was to useorganic shapes, modern/industrial design details, and colorful accents, inkeeping with the young and casual staff. Blurring the line between home and office, the space was designed toattract and retain the best and brightest programmers. Interestingly, a mini Mosque was designedinto an interior space so that observant Muslims, many from Indonesia, couldpray according to their traditions. Ourscope of services included: Programming, Space Planning, Design Development,including the Selection and Specification of new Furniture and custom designed120 degree, arc-shaped “anti-cube” workstations, Construction Documents,selected vendor Bidding, Construction and Installation observation/administration,and Punch List.
netNumina Solutions, Cambridge, MA
netNumina Solutions, Cambridge, MA
Sayers Computer Source
Westwood,MA

LS&A provided architecture andinterior design services for the renovation of an old industrial warehousebuilding into new office space, light assembly and warehouse for a computervalue added reseller based out of Chicago. Yes, former football running back, Gayle Sayers is the founder of thecompany. The most expensive elementsmissing from the space were code compliant bathrooms, and windows appropriatefor office space. Utilizing the enormously high ceiling heights, and playingoff the industrial prior use of the building and the high tech nature of thecompany, the custom, inexpensive fluorescent lights behind polygal panels thatfloat/fly in the space help establish the corporate brand and up to the minutedesign aesthetic. The contractor came up with the clever and inexpensive ideaof using dryer vents as a wire management tool. Bold color was the finishing touch to the transformation. Our scope of services included: Programming,Space Planning, Design Development, including the Selection and Specificationof new Furniture, Construction Documents, selected vendor Bidding, Constructionand Installation observation/administration, and Punch List. The client was so pleased with the resultsthat they hired LS&A to work on a new corporate headquarters buildingoutside of Chicago, a project that was de-railed in the fall of 2008.
Sayers Computer Source, Westwood, MA
Sayers Computer Source, Westwood, MA
The Telluride Group
Newton,MA

LS&A provided architecture andinterior design services for the renovation of an old industrial warehousebuilding into new office space for a computer and information technologysupport services company. The designconcept was to respect the amazing old brick structure while updating theinterior for today’s office worker, and providing casual meeting space in acafé and lounge. Industrial lighting wasused that looks like it could have been original to the structure. Bold color on columns, carpet and furnitureadds to the up-beat and productive environment. Our scope of services included: Programming, Space Planning, DesignDevelopment, including the Selection and Specification of new Furniture,Construction Documents, selected vendor Bidding, Construction and Installationobservation/administration, and Punch List.
The Telluride Group, Newton, MA
Genome Theraputics Corporation
Waltham, MA

LS&Aprovided architecture and interior design services for the renovation of an oldsuburban office building into a home for a biotechnology and geneidentification company. Our concept wasto utilize typical affordable office items, such as hollow metal knock downframes for doors and “side-lights” but use them in novel ways (mount atdifferent heights and paint in bold colors). We kept the original granite floor in the lobby, but extended thecorridor in affordable black, white and gray VCT. We created custom light fixtures by combiningan inexpensive fluorescent strip light with a custom perforated metalcover. The repeated element adds styleon a shoestring budget. The budget for“interior architecture” was low as a percentage of the project cost, becausethe labs and HVAC systems required big budgets in order to do the scienceproperly and safely. Our scope ofservices included: Programming, Space Planning, Design Development, includingthe Selection and Specification of new Furniture, Construction Documents,including coordination with teams of lab designers and HVAC engineers, selectedvendor Bidding, Construction and Installation observation/administration, andPunch List.
Genome Therapeutics Corporation, Waltham, MA
 Genome Therapeutics Corporation, Waltham, MA
KAO Info Systems
Plymouth,MA

LS&A provided architecture andinterior design services for the renovation of an old suburban office buildinginto a home for a manufacturer of CD’s. Their customers were either in the music industry or the softwareindustry, two very different types of people. Our design concept was to explain the manufacturing process andhighlight advantages of KAO, give glimpses into the manufacturing plant,similar to holes in a construction fence. We found a light fixture for the tour that reflected a specular light similarto the light reflected off a CD. Officespaces and café integrated concepts from Japanese work-places and continued themodern look. Our scope of servicesincluded: Programming, Space Planning, Design Development, including theSelection and Specification of new Furniture, Construction Documents, includingcoordination with Engineers, selected vendor Bidding, Construction andInstallation observation/administration, and Punch List.
KAO InfoSystems, Plymouth, MA

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