Achieving LEED-NC Gold, 145 Broadway is the new global headquarters for Akamai Technologies, consolidating the entire workforce from six locations into a single unified vertical campus. Creating connectivity within the building and neighborhood was a defining vision for the design. The massing prominently features five interlocking bars that weave together like fingers to create a series of cantilevers reaching toward downtown Cambridge and the Charles River.
As a major infill urban development, the design process for this approx. 482,000 gsf tower in Kendall Square was tailored to directly respond to opportunities created through collaboration with the City of Cambridge. This participatory design process resulted in a confident yet sensitive building that fits within the city scale, inspires employee engagement, and supports innovation.