Allsteel’s Boston showroom has achieved WELL Certified™ Gold in the Retail Pilot Program.
Allsteel | Boston, MA
|Location:||200 State Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02109
|Design Partner:||Charlie Green Studio
No stranger to implementing WELL principles, the Allsteel team wanted to show that creating a space focused on improving health and wellness could be simple, functional, and beautiful.
“The Allsteel Boston showroom is one of five spaces in Boston that has achieved WELL Gold certification. Allsteel’s Los Angeles showroom was the first project in the world to achieve WELL Certified Gold in the Retail Pilot program. Efforts are currently underway for WELL certification of the Chicago showroom as Allsteel continues to support the health and wellbeing of its employees and customers.”
-Courtney Moline—Sustainability Manager, Allsteel
The challenge was to ensure three distinct user types utilizing the space felt a consistent experience throughout the showroom. Following WELL principles to promote user wellbeing in the built environment, the Boston space includes “zones” for different types of work styles. To support a multitude of solo, team, and community applications, Allsteel Architectural Products allow the team to subdivide spaces based on user needs but still enhance flexibility with their ability to demount and adjust as needs evolve.
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WELL Building Standard practices are addressed throughout the Boston Showroom to support the range of needs for the building occupants. Specifics include:
- Sizable café space with an inviting view of the harbor
- Kitchen for preparing food and providing healthy snacks and beverages (nothing containing more than 30g of sugar)
- Height-adjustable workstations and meeting tables to promote movement
- Quiet spaces and “tech-free zones” enclosed with Allsteel Architectural Products, with the option to adjust wall layout as needs change
- Natural materials like the cork entrance wall, real wood veneers, and natural upholstery like cotton and wool
Located in a “Walker’s Paradise,” the Boston showroom received a Walk Score of 98 and a Transit Score of 100 (out of 100) due to its ideal location and close access to public transit. Views of Boston Harbor inspired design elements that evoke buoyancy, including clustered pendant lighting and ombré graphics, while the finish selection and accessories reflect an east-coast sensibility with maritime-inspired details.
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