Pictured from left: Bruce Johnson, Santo Dettore, Michelle Fitts, Kevin Casey,
Amy Brackett, & Brad Cardoso, all of Hobbs Brook Management Real Estate Team.
Sustainability, collaborative effort and design assist identified as focus of Merit Award honor
WALTHAM, Mass. – October 19, 2015 – Hobbs Brook Management LLC, a commercial property management and development firm specializing in leasing, construction and development of Class A office space, announced today it won a merit award in the biennial Build New England Awards program hosted by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGCMass). Hobbs Brook, and its team members Commodore Builders and Margulies Perruzzi Architects, as well as subcontractors Blakeslee Steel, Gaston Electric, and Ipswich Bay Glass, were recognized for their work on a new office building located at 275 Wyman Street in Waltham Mass. This building is now occupied by Cimpress, the world leader in mass customization and its well-known brand Vistaprint. A gala event for the winners was held Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Intercontinental Hotel.
The Build New England Awards program recognizes the concept of teamwork in building tomorrow’s facilities. The project teams are recognized for their collaborative approach to planning, designing and building facilities that meet the vision and goals of the owner and enhance the community in which the project resides.
The jury commented: “This highly collaborative effort between the design and construction team required innovative techniques to achieve the project goals. I was impressed that the team employed lean techniques for site delivery, employed design-assist for the building facade, and prefabricated electrical and plumbing systems.”
The award-winning components of the building at 275 Wyman Street embody the spirit of the Build New England awards program. Careful coordination and communication by the entire team, especially during the recent harsh winter, enabled the project to progress smoothly, on time, and enabled Cimpress to meet its occupancy deadline. The project was recognized for having the right team, consistent and stringent coordination, effective communication, a commitment to community stewardship, and the full support of owner Hobbs Brook Management and incoming tenant Cimpress.
275 Wyman Street is Cimpress’ largest office in the U.S. and the head office for Vistaprint’s U.S. operations. It is a new, five-story, 300,000 square foot Class A office building owned by Hobbs Brook Management, designed by Margulies Perruzzi Architects, and built by Commodore Builders. The building features a full-service cafeteria, a landscaped courtyard, a 1,025-car parking garage, and is located within a campus setting. It is targeting LEED certification in accordance with Hobbs Brook’s sustainability initiative and Cimpress’ desire to have an environmentally friendly work environment. The landscaped courtyard provides a seamless connection between the office building and the parking garage, which is extended below grade for direct access into the building from the basement level. It is designed using a unitized metal and glass curtain wall system for the building’s envelope, providing high thermal efficiency and allowing daylight to filter deep into the building’s interior.
Internal building features include impromptu meeting spaces on each floor to encourage collaboration, a game room, mothering rooms, and a cutting edge fitness center that includes a room outfitted for spin classes. A library was designed to accommodate silent work space for team members, outside of the collaborative environment.
About Hobbs Brook Management LLC
Because the most valuable thing they develop is a relationship, Hobbs Brook Management focuses its efforts on satisfying the individual needs of customers that lease within their parks. A service-oriented provider of Class A business solutions to companies large and small, Hobbs Brook builds sustainably, maintains an on-site facilities management staff, and develops or renovates projects for energy efficiency, LEED certification, and the preservation of the local environment. With portfolios in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia and Illinois, Hobbs Brook offers competitive amenities, on-site catering and dining facilities, fitness centers, and a full-service conference center available to tenants and the public. Hobbs Brook enjoys a steady occupancy rate in the 90th percentile, and holds firm to the belief that tenants should feel secure, well-balanced and prevalent at work. For leasing options or additional information, please visit www.hobbsbrook.com.
Jennifer Shelby, CPSM
Rhino Public Relations