Client: Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Scope: Headquarters for biopharmaceutical company
Rhythm Pharmaceuticals is a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of rare genetic obesity disorders. After experiencing rapid growth, catalyzed by the success of a new breakthrough drug, Charles Rose Architects assisted Rhythm in selecting a new downtown location to accommodate their immediate and future growth plans. The design offers unobstructed views of the Boston skyline, while also meeting their budget-conscious desires for an open, flexible, collaborative, and vibrant office environment.
The design achieves a flexible workplace allowing for continued growth. Planning strategies strike a balance between private offices and open plans with modular workstations. Lounge areas and modular workstations support a collaborative culture, and an open kitchen serves as the nexus of the office: a social hub, collaboration zone, and an informal gathering space for touchdown meetings. Private offices are located along the interior walls, creating large open areas and abundant access to natural light.
The design features custom-designed, painted murals; a cost-effective strategy to create an office identity, while also tying together the interior palette of warm yellow and shades of blue and gray. Materials and finishes feature reclaimed wood, stainless steel, glass, and porcelain tile. Furniture also played an important role in the color palette, adding accents of green, orange, yellow, and blue.
Materials: Reclaimed wood; stainless steel; glass; porcelain
MEP/FP Engineer: Cosentini Associates, Inc.
Owner’s Representative: Bennington Design Management
General Contractor: Lake Contracting Inc.
Photographer: Neil Alexander/neilphoto.com