Examity is a growing education tech company that saw the need to expand its seat-count to 100 plus employees. Signing a lease with Crosspoint Associates at the Newton Nexus above the Boston Ballet School put them in the heart of the N-Squared Innovation District in the Newton / Needham regional commercial node. Very little existing building due diligence had been completed when Form + Place came on board as the designer and architect of record for the project. Emphasizing team work and collaborative decision making, F+P, CCI and Examity rolled up their sleeves to execute a unique project on a tight budget and an even tighter schedule.
Early in the process Examity voiced a desire for a techie/cool space that put an emphasis on food service for its employees and an open collaborative atmosphere. The main entrance opens directly into a sprawling café space with soft seating, lots of food offerings and an espresso machine. In the midst of the work areas one of the original exterior window walls was repurposed as a gathering point with an “upscale bar” feel. It’s a place to both work and socialize, complete with shelves for beverages, mason jar lighting, bar stools and a concrete/stone bar top.