SMMA set about reimagining the interior office design—formerly home to a medical liability insurer, a completely different user type with widely disparate needs—with a focus on innovation and alignment with Alnylam’s brand and vision. The space had not undergone any meaningful renovation in twenty-plus years, so SMMA had to start from scratch in creating a modern work environment within the confines of the base building shell. The client prioritized a design that encouraged employee collaboration while simultaneously accounting for individual needs.
Taking advantage of the prime location, SMMA’s designers created an open-office plan that provides equitable access to stunning panoramic vantages of the Charles River and Boston skyline. The space is hallmarked by flexible workstations, a variety of conferencing areas and private offices, and a multi-purpose group meeting space with movable walls and varied seating options. As Alnylam’s vision evolved throughout the design process, SMMA’s interior designers and engineers worked together to overcome coordination issues and integrate MEP solutions into the preferred option.