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6,560 sf: A Project of Triumph over Adversity

175 Federal Amenity 5

The 4th floor Amenity Center project located at 175 Federal Street was awarded to us in late summer 2020 which, in retrospect, was mounted with extremely high levels of uncertainty surrounding the future of workplaces coupled with a volatile backlog and fierce competition.  This project has become pivotal in our company’s history and a story we will often re-tell.  Every adversity we encountered from bid-to-occupancy, propelled us to “find another gear” and often tested every one of our core values but no matter how difficult the road was, we stood by the very values that built us.

This 6,560 sf of space was previously used as the former management office and surplus building storage.  It has since been reimagined by LLM Design and Bala Consulting Engineers into a Tenant Amenity Center that promotes health, wellness, and balance for its occupants.  We were tasked to build-out fitness areas for cardio, yoga and weight training, several shower rooms, men’s & women’s restrooms as well as locker areas.  In addition, a new pantry area was added with custom banquettes which provide ample seating as well as two large conference rooms with Idea painted walls and floating ACT clouds.  Special design features include colored epoxy and polished concrete flooring; intumescent painted steel columns; custom light fixtures; decorative metal panels inspired by the building design; and graffiti art walls that pay homage to our great city of Boston.

In hindsight, this project has become a testament of our resilience, never compromising on who we are and embracing the adversity as an opportunity to grow and triumph!  We hope the current and future tenants of 175 Federal value this facility as much as we have.  We are especially grateful to Cushman & Wakefield and Building Ownership for having the foresight beyond this pandemic to envision a modern and immersive wellness center that promotes healthy living while at the workplace.

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