Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
10 Brookline Place Collaborative Workplace
As part of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's (DFCI) transition to more integrated, open office environments for its administration and support staff, MDS designed a new collaborative workplace for Clinical Research Center (CRC) teams, Epic Training staff, and the Research Administration group. The facility is set over the first two floors of 10 Brookline Place, a 1970s mixed-use building that originally included a cinema, retail and offices.
Looking to DFCI's guiding planning and design principles, the workplace strategy optimizes adjacencies with a range of individual and shared spaces to enhance teamwork, productivity, space use efficiency, and staff well-being. Common areas, conference rooms and gathering spaces enhance interaction and collaboration and promote team-based activities. The 42,000 sf renovation was constructed in phases and opened in 2019.