Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Office In Massachusetts

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

 

BDG together with developer Normandy Real Estate Partners and Elkus/Manfredi Architects, have designed the new TripAdvisor headquarters in Needham, Massachusetts.

 

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

The designer’s description

Inspired by exciting destinations around the globe, and world class visitor experiences, this nimble, fast-moving travel website and technology company asked for their new headquarters to become a daily “must see and experience” event for their present and future employees.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

The company’s new 282,000 sq. ft. building houses a wide variety of working and social environments focusing on creating both collaborative communities and areas for quiet concentration for employees and partners.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Leading-edge technologies are integrated throughout the building connecting the headquarters to customers and collaborators around the world.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

BDG played a double role in the design of the new headquarters. Representing the company, BDG inspired the design direction of the new building in collaboration with Developer Normandy Real Estate Partners and Elkus/Manfredi Architects to transform the previously generic office park building into Phase 1 of a new corporate campus and building design that celebrated the New England heritage of manufacturing previously on the building site.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

This new design approach was met with enthusiastic support from both the town and project team.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

On the interior of the new building the BDG Team created an “un-corporate” working environment that is both timeless and authentic in its appeal.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

The goal for the design of the office workspaces was to create a warm and welcoming “modern industrial loft” working environment.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Instead of hiding the structure and building mechanical systems that support the workspaces behind suspended acoustic ceilings, the structure and systems are exposed to become design elements in the creation of a modern loft space.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

The open ceilings, exposed structure, lighting, finishes, colors, flooring, furniture, and workstation design have all been selected to work in concert to achieve the company’s goals and ambitions for their new complex.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

At the heart of the new building is an unconventional “Forum” space that supports their constant need for team meetings and collaboration.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

This multi-story atrium will be a daily beehive of activity that can be instantly transformed into a theater to support their all-hands quarterly meeting broadcast, streamed online to offices around the world.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

The Forum can seat 1,100 employees during the quarterly meeting, and is an extension of the café and dining facilities, containing a variety of social venues, fireplace, a modern version of Rome’s Spanish Steps, three-story tall vertical garden walls, and a blue sky ceiling.

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Take A Look Inside The New TripAdvisor Headquarters In Massachusetts

Landscaping by Terraink
Photography by Robert Benson

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