Kronos, Inc.

Chelmsford, MA

Size 53K SF
Architect Packard Design, Delorey Interiors
Project Manger Northstar
Construction J. Calnan & Assoc.
Products Haworth Compose, Very seating, X Series casegoods & storage, Hello lounge seating, Planes tables
Date August 2012
Photographer Damianos Photography

Environments at Work was chosen to work with Kronos for the relocation and consolidation of their Engineering group at their headquarters in Chelmsford, MA.  The project was challenging due to an aggressive 27-week project schedule, from space plan to occupancy, and a cultural shift from large, high workstations to a more open and collaborative workspace.  A 20% reduction in overall square footage needed to be achieved while providing all of the support functions and amenities necessary to retain and attract the best technical talent and create a high performance workplace.  Kronos challenged the project team with three key words to describe what the space should be as an experience: Sophisticated, Energetic and Inspiring.

Given the physical and cultural change, the project team worked collaboratively with internal teams from Kronos to maximize employee engagement, feedback and influence.  This effort resulted in a design that segmented the large floor plate into a City Center with distinct neighborhoods linked by a Main Street.  Each neighborhood was distinguished with color coded entry portals, carpet, paint and finishes.  Haworth products were creatively used to fully support the design concept and provide each employee ample storage, workspace, light and visibility.  The overall result is a highly branded, efficient, and inspiring space with integrated technology and engaged employees that shared in the successful outcome.