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YouthBuild USA

Boston (Roxbury), MA

EAW partnered with YouthBuild USA – the global support center for nearly 300 YouthBuild programs around the world – on its headquarters relocation. Coinciding with the nonprofit’s first-ever rebrand, the new office provides the organization a renewed sense of purpose to fulfill its mission while bringing it closer to the communities it serves.

YouthBuild USA moved from an antiquated space in Somerville to its new office in Boston (Roxbury). To maximize the nonprofit’s budget, our team successfully reused existing furniture and supplemented with new product to achieve a fresh employee workspace and a dynamic community gathering spot.

With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. As a reflection of this mission, the new office is a physical manifestation of what makes the YouthBuild movement unique – using the power of human connection, proximity, and love to change lives for the better. EAW provided options for a variety of furniture applications to specifically complement the expanse of open space and maximize the natural light within the building.

The client was able to efficiently and confidently approve design and furniture decisions through high-quality visual renderings and team meetings. The new space includes collaboration and lounge areas, flexible training and meeting rooms, private phone rooms, a café with full amenities, and a breakroom that will facilitate interaction while allowing for social distancing. The client is now prepared and proud to welcome fellow YouthBuild community members to its office – facilitating interaction both onsite and virtually.

With open communication among the various project partners, the team developed a highly professional office space that accommodates 60+ employees – and which met budget and schedule goals.

14,715 SF

Stantec Architecture
Project Manager
Shara Lewis Associates
Bowdoin Construction
Jared Kuzia