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So here we are in the Altus Center, home to some of New England’s largest dental insurers (and the occasional, yet not unpleasant, smell of latex and wintergreen). It’s an impressive building. A very corporate building, with marble floors and swipe cards in the lobby. But when you open our door, you’re somewhere else. Part factory, part laboratory, part fashion design house.
The thinking behind the design of the new Duffy & Shanley offices: “Get out and play together.” Our old space was great, but it was a bit of a maze, with hallways and private offices and people all spread out and different disciplines acting like, you know, different disciplines.
In the new space, there’s one big shiny conference room for client meetings and another private space for conference calls that will soon double as an editing suite. But everything else is right out there for all to see and hear. No doors, but a gathering of chairs and couches around a chalk wall. Not much privacy, but two great big tables that are perfect for sitting around and thinking around and standing around and designing around and occasionally just screwing around.
And speaking of our old space, we brought a lot of it with us. Kind of like Office Recycling. We brought the old/new conference room, piece by piece. And you see those red things that kind of look like sideways doors? They are. We stacked them up to give each person a little privacy.
Yes, every once in a while your wife calls and it’s about your brother-in-law and he’s drinking again and you’re going to need a quiet place to take this. But all in all, it’s all out there. And while it’s a little loud, that’s not a bad thing. After all, we’re not a dentist’s office.