DataXu was looking to move their offices from the Fort Point area to downtown Boston and settled on 53 State Street in the 25th and 26th Floors.
DataXu’s working environment is extremely collaborative, so the program of the space is majority open office with small conference, huddle, and phone rooms to allow for meetings and private conversations. They frequently hold company-wide town hall meetings so there was a big focus on creating a large café that could double as a meeting space. We also created a reception area and an interconnecting staircase to allow employees seamlessly to travel from one floor to the next.
One of the bigger challenges for DataXu was going from the brick and beam low rise building in Fort Point to a Class A high rise building. The team liked the rustic feel of their existing offices and wanted to capture the same look throughout the finishes in the new space.
In the DataXu project, we were able to create a productive working environment with various collaboration spaces and the perfect balance between open and enclosed working areas.