The use of antimicrobial materials in public venues is attracting increased interest as the management of infectious diseases remains top of mind. An impressive array of antimicrobial options used in healthcare settings for years can or have been adapted for use in communal spaces such as hotels and retail environments. While the appeal of such materials is obvious, many in the scientific community have concerns that an over-reliance of antimicrobials will lead to increased resistance....continued.
Tour Sonos’ New Workplace in Boston
Sonos engaged IA to support their global workplace design as they relocated from Cambridge, Massachusetts to a 115,000-square-foot space in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. The resulting design is a carefully calibrated experience which supports Sonos’ brand, innovation, and mission through a flexible and scalable solution for global delivery.
Custom millwork in reception that opens into a secret listening room.
Cafes and lounge seating areas for staff support seamless connections between departments, the Sonos brand, and its customer base.
The green wall and interstitial stair open into a central café space. As the heart of the facility, the café provides seating, technology, food and beverage service, and New England-style finishes to connect the global Sonos brand to the regional vernacular of Boston.
Open work stations are stitched together via intimate “living rooms” and micro kitchens where teams can meet for work or breaks in a variety of postures.
Custom, kit-of-part workstations with power/data from above provide on-demand flexibility and reconfiguration.
Garages on the second level provide meeting and respite areas for hardware and software technicians.