Chapel Street Labs
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Newton, MA
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An office-to-spec-lab conversion becomes highly customized once a tenant comes on board

In a multi-step design approach, one of EAD’s valued landlord clients tasked the design team with converting an existing office and engineering assembly space in a brick-and-beam Newton building into two suites of office and chemistry lab space for unspecified future tenants. Once the plan was generated and the future lab tenant was brought on board, the design evolved to specifically meet the tenant’s scientific equipment and infrastructure needs.

  • Maintained room divisions per our “Phase 1” spec lab layout, but adjusted lab furniture and sink layout, door size/locations, and program adjacencies per the tenant’s directives.
  • Re-envisioned the two-suite initial scenario to meet the tenant’s need to combine both suites for their extensive program.
  • Shepherded the tenant through the process of pre-planning the infrastructure and space needs for future equipment and expansion.

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