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Structure Tone | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) built its new 308,000sf space to provide 1,000 associates with a state-of-the-art environment to support collaboration, productivity, and wellness—mind, body and soul—in an efficient and sustainable environment.
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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS STAIR, BOSTON
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF MASSACHUSETTS, BOSTON

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) built its new 308,000sf space to provide 1,000 associates with a state-of-the-art environment to support collaboration, productivity, and wellness—mind, body and soul—in an efficient and sustainable environment.

With an eight-month preplanning phase and an actively involved owner, the team developed the massive fit-out design and complex logistics plan for moving materials and equipment in and out, scheduling trades, and converting 14 floors into cutting-edge office space.

BCBSMA’s focus on wellness is paramount. The insurer dedicated 13,000sf to a cafeteria and full-cooking kitchen offering predominantly healthy food choices. Abundant natural light and a living green wall spanning two stories create a connection with the outside world.

Structure Tone built a wellness center with a yoga room with floating floors and moveable partitions to accommodate exercise and meditation breaks. To integrate exercise with work, employees can reserve walk stations (desktop surfaces with treadmills beneath and plug-in capability), and sit-to-stand desktops and ergonomic chairs are standard, along with hydration centers on every floor.

To enable collaboration, a variety of formal and informal meeting spaces were built, along with interconnecting stairs—floating steel staircases that link multiple floors. State-of-the-art technology provides associates with connectivity from any location via soft phone systems, Lync Innovation Rooms that facilitate virtual meetings and remote content sharing, and click share technology.

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Client

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Location

101 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

SF

308,000

Architect

 Elkus Manfredi Architects

Dates

2015

Sector

Commercial, Healthcare

Services

Preconstruction and Construction Management Services

Contract

CM

Owners Rep

Boston Properties/Colliers

Engineer

Jacobs
308000

Square Feet

24 Weeks

Weeks

"Our new headquarters is transforming the way we work, improving the well-being of our associates. We wanted to create - and with Elkus Manfredi and Structure Tone we achieved - a shining example of an environment that encourages healthy behaviors, collaboration, innovation and sustainability." - Donald DiPanfilo, VP, Corporate Real Estate and Administrative Services, BCBSMA

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