Work/Family Directions Office, Watertown, MA

Work/Family Directions Office, Watertown, MA

Scope
Interior fit-out
10,000 sf

Work/Family Directions specializes in employee satisfaction. It consults with large corporations to help them develop flexible strategies for balancing family and career and lowering the stress of the work environment. For their headquarters at Watertown Arsenal, WFD wanted a design that embodies the principles they recommend to their clientele.

Davis Square Architects developed a plan that was a blend of closed and open workspaces. In the open office area, 14-foot historic arched windows, high ceilings, exposed structure, and suspended lighting contribute to openness, airiness, and connection with the outside world. In the enclosed areas, a variety of rich colors, curved soffits, accent lighting, and a sloping wall with glass-block infill articulate and individuate the space. “Quiet rooms” allow individuals or small groups to concentrate on specific tasks in acoustic isolation, while teamwork and community spirit find expression in the conference rooms and team rooms.