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 art work, developed uniquely for Sonos by pop artist Mark Alan Stamaty, brands the elevator lobby.
- A reception area that embraces residential architectural vernacular immediately immerses visitors in the Sonos brand.
- 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.
- A permanent, biophilic design feature takes form in a double-height green wall that frames a custom blackend-steel-and-walnut stair with a base that doubles as both seating and a stage.
- 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.