What: Dyer Brown offices
Where: One Winthrop Square, Boston
Owner: MM Real Estate LLC
Built: 1899 

Boston-based architect Dyer Brown recently completed renovation and expansion of its Financial District offices, as it marks this year’s 50th anniversary of the firm’s founding. 

The project’s lead designers surveyed staff and noted employees’ preferences for comfortable and “cozy” spaces that foster creativity and spontaneous conversations. 

Mezzanine work stations with sit-to-stand desks are illuminated by overhead fixtures constructed from noise-attenuating materials. The reception area is designed as a cafe with still and sparkling water on tap, counter seating and pendant lighting. 

The hospitality-inspired redesign added four meeting spaces, a shower room, mother’s room and a “wellness room” for reflection, meditation and catnaps. 

They Said It: 

 “At Dyer Brown, we believe culture must drive design. Our most successful projects start with full engagement with the client company’s staff and leadership, uncovering essential insights into their company culture and workflow. We recognized that we had to take the same approach for our own office redesign to be a success.” 

— Brent Zeigler, president and director of design, Dyer Brown 

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by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min