EMD Serono Earns “Top Relocatable Office” Accolades from Modular Building Institute
From March 17-20, the Modular Building Institute held its annual World of Modular convention, which gathers over 700 attendees from 15 countries to learn about modular building trends and best practices, display products, and network with influencers across the modular building industry. The hallmark of the annual event is the Awards of Distinction competition, which highlights the industry’s best building projects as selected by a prestigious panel of judges. This was Triumph’s second designation from the competition after winning “Best of Show” in collaboration with NRB in the permanent modular category for the Pagliuca Life Lab at Harvard University.
Triumph was recognized for its work for biopharmaceutical leader EMD Serono, which earned first place in the Relocatable Office category. The project entailed transforming a 14,000 square-foot modular building that Triumph had originally installed for EMD Serono in 2012 into a Class A, state-of-the-art executive office space. The open office space features workstations with flexible use for individual or collaborative work and is designed for optimal
acoustics with sound absorbing materials. A variety of shared spaces foster collaboration and communication. Additionally, there are huddle and private interaction rooms, as well as a lunch/break room and café.
Inherently green, the original EMD Serono office space was completely re-purposed from an already existing building. An upgraded, highly efficient HVAC system and a modernized fire alarm system were added to comply with the latest code cycle. A Greenguard certified insulation system ensures heat loss prevention and sound quality while Low-VOC interior materials including carpet adhesives and paint contributed to a healthy work environment. Carpet tiles were selected for their aesthetics while also providing ease of installation. Further, the lighting system was upgraded to an efficient LED system.
Completed in early 2016, EMD Serono was Triumph’s first foray into providing temporary, relocatable Class A office space. Triumph is pleased to offer temporary spaces with amenities characteristic of permanent office settings, serving as a departure from the prototypical mobile office. This includes a suite of sustainable features like those available in the EMD Serono building, as well as advanced design features such as modern glass architecture.
Most recently, Triumph brought 1,000 square feet of Class A office space to Boston’s thriving Seaport district with its temporary marketing space for the Berkshire Group.