CONVERSE HEADQUARTERS

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA
AREA: 214,000 SF
STATUS: COMPLETED 2015

 

Our design for the world headquarters of this iconic shoe brand  project created a dynamic new home for over 600 people in all the brand’s departments, as well as a fitness center, café commons, materials library, and flexible showrooms. Our work included the fitout of all ten floors, as well as the design of a new pavilion building for retail and music recording. We were involved with the project from the very beginning, helping Converse vet many options before deciding on this waterfront site. We worked closely throughout the design and construction with local architect of record BH+A.

In addition to the interior work, we worked closely with developer Related Beal’s design team to completely renovate the existing 1908 building and add two new glass and steel stories, turning what was a dilapidated eyesore into a neighborhood draw.

 

client: Converse
design architect: Jennifer Carpenter (Principal)
owner's rep: tec building consultants
architect of record: bh+a, boston
Landlord's architect: tat, boston
lighting design: lam partners
mep engineer: rdk
structural engineer: mcnamara salvia
contractor: shawmut
photos: roberto farren, unless otherwise noted