Chermayeff & Poole Architects (C&P) & International Design for the Environment Associates

C&P
51 Melcher St., Boston
I D E A
253 Summer St., Boston

Services Provided:    Tenant Representation Services
Space Size:   Approximately 12,000 SF, Combined need
Landlord:   Boston Wharf Co.
The Challenge:
The majority principal in the architectural firm C&P, was also the majority principal in a sister company, IDEA. His companies were both located in Cambridge and had lease expirations about 1 year apart. As an active owner, he required both companies nearby to one another so that he could easily split his time between offices and was anxious to leave Cambridge and relocate to a downtown location. The companies had very different cultures- C&P’s employees often collaborated with one another and preferred creative space with an open layout, while IDEA’s employees worked autonomously and preferred private offices and a more formal work environment. Both companies also had growth needs to address.