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Putnam Investments

For the Westwood location of this prestigious investment firm, the client was renovating the sites of an historic mansion of W. Cameron Forbes and an industrial complex for the Polaroid Corporation. Considerable attention was given to preserving the beauty of the natural environment and the historic quality of Massachusetts life.

Using raw materials such as granite from a quarry in Chelmsford, and traditional signpost blades common in New England since the 1700’s, we created a bold look to attract visitors while integrating into the lush surroundings. For the interior environment we continued the signpost theme and used recognizable authors with Massachusetts roots as historic alpha-identifiers. Directory maps and a changing color scheme within the interior helped both personnel and visitors find their way throughout the complex.

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