Goodwin Procter, Boston, MA

Project Description

For 100-year-old Boston law firm Goodwin Procter, a move from the Financial District to the new Seaport District came with many opportunities and considerations. As the Owner’s Project Manager, Fort Point PM has over 15 years of experience transitioning companies to new neighborhoods, updated workspaces, and progressive ways of utilizing their real estate assets.

A new, “out-of-the-ground” building with a parking garage at Fan Pier was selected as the new headquarters, bringing with it the scrutiny of the BRA in this emerging neighborhood and FAA height restrictions given its proximity to the airport. In addition to the macro-level design considerations, the interior design concepts promoting natural light and transparency throughout the office space met resistance from the attorneys who were accustomed to complete visual privacy.

The project team leveraged their depth of law firm experience to provide relevant benchmarking and real-life examples to express the benefits of natural light in the middle of the floor, diverse collaboration spaces, and the importance of mobility throughout the building. To integrate employee feedback and provide transition management communications to all departments, an advocacy group was established early in the process.

Not only did the project meet all schedule and budget goals, but 1,000 attorneys and staff were successfully relocated over one weekend without disruption to their business, so the firm could seamlessly resume its work on day one in the new space.

Project Details

Service(s): Project Management
Sector(s): Corporate, Office
Office(s): Boston
ENTITY: Fort Point