Photo by Andy Ryan | Courtesy of Dyer Brown

What: Valo
Where: 399 Boylston St., Boston
Built: 1983
Owner: Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII 

Workplace strategy experts Dyer Brown recently completed a headquarters expansion for Valo, continuing a relationship that began when the company signed its first lease in 2017 for a team of fewer than a dozen employees. 

The expanded, high-performance, 35,600-square-foot space in Back Bay now supports workspaces for 150 employees across two floors, with a brand-inspired aesthetic that reflects a unique company culture. 

Approximately 25 percent of the workplace is dedicated to non-traditional work setups, all outfitted with ample power and whiteboards, including semi-enclosed meeting rooms, single-occupancy nooks with task lamps and a dedicated scrum room. The program supports short-term growth, with huddle rooms that can be rapidly converted into private offices. 

They Said It: 

“Our early meetings were mutually eye-opening, as we learned a lot about their digitally-driven approach to research. We would not take credit for developing their brand identity – our aim was always to provide a leading-edge workplace strategy that would support their mission. But providing some space in those early days for the team, to come together and talk out how a workplace would showcase who they were and who they wanted to be, produced a powerful moment.” 

— Ashley Dunn, director of workplace, Dyer Brown 

Hot Property: Valo

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