Margulies Perruzzi Architects Completes Repositioning of Johnston, R.I. Office Building for Hobbs Brook Management
BOSTON, MA Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), one of Boston, Massachusetts,' most innovative architectural and interior design firms, announces that it has completed the repositioning of 338,600 square feet of Class A office space in Johnston, Rhode Island, for Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a commercial property management and development firm specializing in leasing, construction and development of Class A office space. The renovation project transformed the existing 1301 Atwood Avenue facility into a high performance and amenity-rich office building, and provides for the development of the surrounding 153 acres into the new Northwoods office park.
"Our previous collaborations with MPA have resulted in several award-winning projects that allow us to provide high-quality, Class A office space to our tenants, and the revitalized 1301 Atwood office building is no exception," said Kevin Casey, Vice President of leasing and construction at Hobbs Brook Management LLC. "MPA has taken an older building and completely re-positioned it, designing a vibrant building that fits beautifully into the landscape while maintaining our high standards for sustainability and efficiency."
MPA's repositioning of 1301 Atwood consisted of a complete replacement of the building's exterior and the addition of 30,000 square feet to the building's footprint by moving the external walls. Built in 1972, virtually all aspects of the building are now new, with the exception of the pre-stressed concrete beam structure. MPA used a unitized metal and glass curtain wall for the building's envelope, providing high thermal efficiency and allowing daylight to filter deep into the building's interior. Expected to achieve LEED Gold certification, 1301 Atwood features new energy efficient mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and recycled materials.
MPA designed the three-story building with three separate lobbies that allow for single-tenant or multi-tenant occupancy of the building, with parking off of each access point. Large, unobstructed floor plates look out onto the landscaped campus setting with a walking path and picturesque pond.
MPA provided interior architectural design services to Dassault SystÃ¨mes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, which occupies 90,000 square feet at 1301 Atwood Avenue.