Microsoft - R&D Group

  • Owner:
    JLL (OPM)
  • Architect:
    Sasaki
  • Scope:
    Research & Development Group Fit-out
  • Location:
    Cambridge, MA

To meet the expansion needs of Microsoft’s Research & Development group, five additional floors were renovated in multiple phases at One Memorial Drive. With a reception area featuring a large atrium and monumental stair, flexible offices, conference rooms, and collaboration areas, the space is built to foster innovation and creativity echoing Microsoft’s commitment to collaboration and the development of world-class advancements in technology.

Specialized finishes were installed throughout, including wood ceilings, Aktura metal paneling system, custom millwork, and polished concrete floors with etchings. 

Columbia Construction worked on two previous projects for Microsoft, including the NERD (New England Research & Development Center) at One Cambridge Center, as well as earlier renovations at One Memorial Drive. Both spaces were designed by Perkins + Will.