CBT recently designed 65,000 square feet for Compuware, after the company had acquired two local software companies and planned to merge the three separate offices into one unified space. Upon completion of fit plans for six different potential office locations, the CBT helped Compuware select office space in Waltham, Massachusetts that accommodates 350 employees. The design of the new office space now serves as the basis for the company’s brand identity and design guidelines for future office spaces.
In addition to advising Compuware on site selection, CBT provided programming, space planning, full interior design services, and furniture specification. The new office space is located on one contiguous floor and includes two outdoor spaces, a central café/town center, and a network operating center (NOC) which is the focal point new space, and serves as a place where employees monitor client websites. Additionally, the town center provides Compuware with a meeting space where all employees can gather and is linked through AV and other technology to the NOC. CBT also assisted Compuware’s facility group to develop and new standard size workspace, deviating from the 6’ x 8’ that had previously been their standard to 6’x 6’. Providing amenities to Compuware was essential and, in addition to their café/town square, NOC, outdoor space, the new headquarters also includes conferencing, and training rooms.