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A warm and welcoming co-working space for all, the new One Broadway lobby has reinvented not only this building but also the idea of what an office lobby can be – a destination in itself. © Adrian Wilson

One Broadway Lobby

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Public Spaces
Firm LocationBoston, United States
Project locationKendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts
CompanyElkus Manfredi Architects
Lead ArchitectElizabeth Lowrey, IIDA, RDI
Design TeamInterior Architecture – Elkus Manfredi Architects | General Contractor/Construction Manager - John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. | Acoustics - Cavanaugh Tocci Associates Inc | Lighting - HDLC Architectural Lighting Design | Art - Emily Fine Art Inc | MEP - Vanderweil Engineers
ClientMIT Investment Management Company

Taking cues from hospitality design, Elkus Manfredi Architects created a warm and welcoming co-working space by introducing a variety of seating options in the Kendall Square office tower lobby. Rather than add new structures, designers used furniture, built-ins, light fixtures, and drapery to create definition. Acoustical solutions include a wall of fabric-wrapped tiles and large area rugs. A massive glass pivot door connects the space to a restaurant. The new neighborhood living room adds value for tenants and the community with a unique departure from traditional office lobby design.