Synopsis: The expansion of The Medicines Company, a renowned pharmaceutical firm based in New Jersey, into Kendall Square, Cambridge, necessitated a new design for a satellite office inviting Cambridge and Boston-based partners and clients to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration. This required flexible programming for workspace, conferences, and conversations. A custom reception desk unfolds like a pocketknife and serves multiple functions as events dictate. Breakout spaces become tearooms or wine bars. Tables, chairs, and furniture systems are easily reconfigured to support multiple scenarios for entertainment, negotiation, or daily work.
Detailed Description: The worldwide expansion of The Medicines Company, a New Jersey-based 500-person global pharmaceutical firm, includes establishing a foothold in Kendall Square, Cambridge, a nexus for tech and biotech companies.
This first outpost (6,000 SF) is designed to meet the needs of several permanent support staff, four senior executives, and visiting executives from New Jersey. Besides providing “office space,” this facility is designed as a showroom and event arena where potential partners can be hosted to discuss serious scientific and business matters, or in a more informal, socially-oriented manner.
Consequently, the flexible space was designed to be operationally efficient as well as dynamic and multi-functional. Reception desks unfold to become buffet tables. Breakout spaces become cafes or wine bars. Tables, chairs, and furniture systems are easily reconfigured to support multiple scenarios for entertainment, negotiation, or work.