LANDOR: BOSTON, MA
Landor is a third year interior design studio project that focuses on location based commercial design. Students were assigned a location had to incorporate a given historical style that related to their city. This intermediate studio course is focused on human factors in the built environment. Emphasis is placed on the principles of sustainability, and design qualities that enhance the health, safety, welfare and performance of the occupants in the context of a large-scale commercial project.
Landor in Boston, Massachusetts is a commercial graphic design and branding firm located within the Seaport District. Seaport is a neighborhood that is currently modernizing so the design of this office reflects that, but also has accents that reference the historical federal and colonial design throughout most Boston. The design incorporates the use of wood and brick accents, as well as columns and the concept of symmetry to depict these styles throughout the office. The Landor office has a variety of spaces within the office that give the employees different levels of acoustical and visual privacy, and also offers multiple collaboration options. The design lets natural daylight is let into the space through large windows and with the location being near the water, it gives employees calming views of the Boston Harbor.
Reception Lounge Furniture
Private Office Desks & Chairs
Open Office Desks & Chairs
Conference Rooms Table & Chairs
Office Phone Booth
Breakroom Lounge Chair
• Reduce Urban Heat Island effect
• Improves air quality
• Insulates building
• Reduce Greenhouse gas emissions
Commercial Rainwater System
• Boston gets about 47” of rain each year
• Saves business money and conserves
hundreds of gallons of water
• Helps manage onsite stormwater runoff
Seaport District is a redeveloped stretch of the South Boston waterfront. The neighborhood is filled with larger, sleek restaurants, bars, and hotels. Seaport is a home for technology, innovation, and art. It is an up and coming neighborhood in Boston for what’s new and what’s next. The town is currently evolving and being modernized and designed for the way people live today.
This diagram shows where the sun would hit the building during the summer and winter solstice. Boston, MA has a temperate climate, meaning there is a wide range in temperature throughout the year. It has distinct season changes with really cold winters and very warm summers.