Jackson Laboratory Building 28

Light-filled, open, and transparent, this vibrant workplace renovation cultivates a culture of collaboration and innovation for a New England–based nonprofit biomedical institution. The original work environment was dark and mazelike, with little access to natural lighting, which hindered employee collaboration and did not support the company’s workplace culture. A dynamic new design, answering the need for “a work- place of the future,” reimagines the office environment and prioritizes well-being, cross-functional employee engagement, and connection to the site’s natural surroundings.

Project Overview


Jackson Laboratory



Services Provided

Full Service Architecture and Engineering

Key Contacts

Mark D. Lee, AIA, LEED AP

Peter J. Pinkerton, IIDA, NCIDQ

Enhancing employee wellness

Collaborative zones along the perimeter, casual seating areas, and a centralized, open cafe give employees options for focused work and enhance connectivity across the organization. An internal bank of offices creates a separation in the space and buffers the noise of traditional open offices. Large windows capture expansive mountain views and harvest natural daylighting. Low workstation panels and translucent dividers help bring natural daylight deep into the floor plan. Employee well-being is enhanced with specification of low-VOC materials and finishes. Mechanical improvements and new air-handling systems create a healthier indoor environment.

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