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Branch x ScienceIO

Planning and executing an office furniture installation on the top two floors of a historic 200 year-old retrofitted church in Boston.

Branch x ScienceIO

Planning and executing an office furniture installation on the top two floors of a historic, 200 year-old retrofitted church in Boston.

The Challenge

Furnish the 3rd floor loft and 4th floor penthouse in a 200 year old retrofitted church that has a small passenger elevator, narrow staircases, and amid a snowstorm.

The Outcome

A flawless, start to finish on-budget installation featuring individual ergonomic workstations, inviting breakout areas, and collaborative conference spaces all in under three hours.  

💼 Industry: Software as a Service

👩‍💼 Headcount: 450

🏢 Office size: 10,000 square feet

📅 Year founded: 2010

📋 Products:

The Challenge

Furnish the 3rd floor loft and 4th floor penthouse in a 200 year old retrofitted church that has a small passenger elevator, narrow staircases, and amid a snowstorm.

The Outcome

A flawless, start to finish on-budget installation featuring individual ergonomic workstations, inviting breakout areas, and collaborative conference spaces in three hours.  

💼 Industry: Biotechnology

👩‍💼 Headcount: 13

🏢 Office size: 3,500 square feet

📅 Year founded: 2019

📋 Products & Services:

💼 Industry: Biotechnology

👩‍💼 Headcount: 13

🏢 Office size: 3,500 square feet

📅 Year founded: 2019

📋 Products & Services:

ScienceIO is a biotechnology company leading the way as the most advanced biomedical language platform to date.  

We’ve done a number of installations of varying sizes in Boston, and we’re pretty familiar with the biotech space. Across the US we’ve furnished 10 other companies in biotech; they tend to love our furniture because of our sleek design, premium ergonomics at an affordable price, and durable work surfaces.

When we saw the unique space and had the opportunity to plan an office while keeping the integrity of a historical building intact, we jumped at the challenge. The result is a stunning office that keeps the original architectural elements in the foreground, while adding a balance of modern, minimal design through our furniture.

"The TouchBistro Headquarters project was on a fast track before COVID hit and the world changed. As a start up themselves, Branch was able to understand the unique needs of a scaling tech company and were flexible in their services and furniture solutions."

- Heather Wood, Sr Director, Facilities

We started the project by getting an understanding of the layout; we knew that it was the top two floors of the church, but because of the nuances that come with such a historic space, it was an ever-changing and iterative process. Throughout the process we built a strong relationship with the ScienceIO team and the building’s landlord, and we all worked closely to ensure that we were maximizing the space for productivity both for independent work, and more collaborative conference spaces.
 

Once we had completed the space plan, we conducted a video walkthrough with the landlord three weeks before the delivery to finalize the layout. As we discovered details around the space and elevator capacity, we used an agile approach to ensure that on the day of delivery all of the pieces were securely delivered, and assembled as safely and efficiently as possible. This entailed removing the ceiling of the elevator to get pieces up to the third floor, and once there we used a series of chains to hoist items to their final position on the fourth floor.

We set up 11 ergonomic workstations complete with Standing Desks with In-Desk Power, Monitor Arms, and Ergonomic Chairs for the team to do their independent work. For more collaborative areas, our Sofa, Guest Chairs, Bistro Table & Chairs are comfortable and inviting while featuring a splash of color. For presentations or more formal brainstorms, our Conference Table and Cafe Chairs strike a balance between professionalism and levity that we hope inspires the team’s best work.

"Ergonomics and employee comfort was a crucial requirement for us. Branch was able to provide us with a turn-key setup including extended range, automatic sit-stand desk, monitor arm, storage pedestal and task chair, at an attainable cost. Our staff are thrilled with their new workstations."

- Heather Wood, Sr Director, Facilities

Let's get to work

Tell us about your project, and we'll tell you how we can help. Or, send us a quick note: sales@branchfurniture.com
 

ScienceIO is a biotechnology company based in Boston leading the way as the most advanced biomedical language platform to date.  


We’ve done a number of installations of varying sizes in Boston, and we’re pretty familiar with the biotech space. Across the US we’ve furnished 10 other companies in biotech; they tend to love our furniture because of our sleek design, premium ergonomics at an affordable price, and durable work surfaces.


When we saw the unique space and had the opportunity to plan an office while keeping the integrity of a historical building intact, we jumped at the challenge. The result is a stunning office that keeps the original architectural elements in the foreground, while adding a balance of modern, minimal design through our furniture.

"The TouchBistro Headquarters project was on a fast track before COVID hit and the world changed. As a start up themselves, Branch was able to understand the unique needs of a scaling tech company and were flexible in their services and furniture solutions."

 

- Heather Wood, Sr Director, Facilities
We started the project by getting an understanding of the layout; we knew that it was the top two floors of the church, but because of the nuances that come with such a historic space, it was an ever-changing and iterative process. Throughout the project we built a strong relationship with the ScienceIO team and the building’s landlord, and we all worked closely to ensure that we were maximizing the space for productivity both for independent work, and more collaborative conference spaces.
 

Once we had completed the space plan, we conducted a video walkthrough with the landlord three weeks before the delivery to finalize the layout. As we discovered details around the space and elevator capacity, we used an agile approach to ensure that on the day of delivery all of the pieces were securely delivered, and assembled as safely and efficiently as possible. This entailed removing the ceiling of the elevator to get pieces up to the third floor, and once there we used a series of chains to hoist items to their final position on the fourth floor.

We set up 11 ergonomic workstations complete with Standing Desks with In-Desk Power, Monitor Arms, and Ergonomic Chairs for the team to do their independent work. For more collaborative areas, our Sofa, Guest Chairs, Bistro Table & Chairs are comfortable and inviting while featuring a splash of color. For presentations or more formal brainstorms, our Conference Table and Cafe Chairs strike a balance between professionalism and levity that we hope inspires the team’s best work.

"Ergonomics and employee comfort was a crucial requirement for us. Branch was able to provide us with a turn-key setup including extended range, automatic sit-stand desk, monitor arm, storage pedestal and task chair, at an attainable cost. Our staff are thrilled with their new workstations."

 

- Heather Wood, Sr Director, Facilities

Let's get to work

Tell us about your project, and we'll tell you how we can help.
Or, send us a quick note: sales@branchfurniture.com
 

Let's get to work

Tell us about your project, and we'll tell you how we can help.
Or, send us a quick note: sales@branchfurniture.com
 
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