WALTHAM, Mass.--(Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has been awarded Best New Workplace by the CoreNet Global New England Chapter as part of their 2012 Awards of Excellence. Best New Workplace is given to a project that demonstrates innovation in design, use of real estate, functionality, and/or technology that has supported the organization’s mission and contributed to its successful positioning in its market. The Awards of Excellence Gala honoring the winners will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston)--
Dassault Systèmes’ new 227,000 rsf campus located in Waltham, Mass includes office, technology lab, data center space, a virtual reality center, and is the company’s North American breakthrough facility for implementing and experiencing unique virtual worlds with Dassault Systèmes technology. Dassault Systèmes also has expansion options for an additional 100,000 rsf on the campus to accommodate future growth. The bold design and high visibility of 175-185 Wyman Street serves as an impressive cornerstone and a permanent landmark on America’s technology landscape for generations to come. The new building is a showcase for sustainable innovation – having received LEED Gold Certification and including such features as: HVAC units that use chemical-free electrostatic water treatment units, realizing roughly a 30% reduction in energy consumption over older units, and 2,000 tons of recycled steel.
Yolaine Fleury Design served as Dassault Systèmes’ corporate interior designer. Dassault Systèmes engaged Jones Lange LaSalle as its leasing agent and also for project management. The interior architecture was designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, with Columbia Construction providing pre-construction and construction management services.
Al Bunshaft, Managing Director, North America for Dassault Systèmes said, “Our goal with this project was to bring together more than 800 employees from locations in Concord and Lowell, and create an inspiring environment that would energize our employees, improve collaboration and stimulate creativity and problem-solving and a place where we could imagine with our clients new ways of bringing products to market. Special recognition goes to Yolaine Fleury who had the unique ability to capture the DNA of Dassault Systèmes and communicate it through our interior design.”
About CoreNet Global
CoreNet Global is the world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. Nearly 7,000 members with 250 New England members - who include 70% of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000 - meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. CoreNet Global's mission is to advance the effectiveness of Corporate Real Estate professionals and the entire industry engaged in delivering value to corporations through the strategic management of corporate real estate and workplace resources.
About Dassault Systèmes
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 150,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
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