Philips Receives CoreNet Global New England Award of Excellence for Best New Workplace

BOSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston's most innovative architectural and interior design firms, today announced that the firm's interior design for Philips has won the 2012 CoreNet Global New England's Award of Excellence for Best New Workplace. The award was given in the small building renovation category for Philips' new office at 200 Minuteman Road in Andover, Mass.

The annual Best New Workplace Award recognizes a corporate workplace constructed within the last year that demonstrates innovative application of space layout, design and applicability to purpose.

For the 32,000 sq. ft. interior fit-up of Philips' new office environment, MPA provided interior architecture and corporate design services to translate the company's shift in work and corporate culture into a high performance workspace that aligns with work-from-home practices and technology, provides collaboration space and privacy, and promotes Philips' brand of improving the quality of people's lives by focusing on health and well-being. Philips, a globally diversified health and well-being company, moved into its new office in November 2011.

The jurors commented that Philips was taking "bold and innovative steps by responding to both its organizational needs as well as the challenges facing commercial real estate (CRE) organizations to be more efficient in every way." The jury panel was also "impressed by the engagement of the CRE organization with the user groups to get participation in creating the facility and buy-in for the end result."

With no private offices, Philips' open workspace features 200 individual work-settings for 260 employees in a "free addressing" concept. To promote collaboration and interaction, the open workspace is arranged in seven "neighborhoods." At the center of the neighborhoods, a large, multi-functional and colorful "Town Square" anchors the office like an urban center, serving as a cafe and meeting room.

About Margulies Perruzzi Architects

Consistently ranked as one of Boston's top architectural and interior design firms, Margulies Perruzzi Architects creates buildings and corporate interiors for clients who value design. The firm services the corporate, professional services, healthcare, research/lab, and real estate communities with a focus on sustainable design. Clients include Manulife/John Hancock, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Reliant Medical Group, Sapient, Hobbs Brook Management and Forrester Research. For more information, please visit

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