Exponent turned to RP Masiello to build a new regional headquarters, consolidating staff from two older facilities in the Greater Boston area. Exponent selected a former industrial site in Natick, Massachusetts, off Route 9, that overlooks Lake Cochituate. A former railroad line that served the corridor has been converted to a rail trail, giving Exponent employees direct access to a natural recreational experience.
First, we will carefully demolish an old industrial building on the property and reconfigure the site for utilities and access. Then a new three-story Class A building will rise with corporate offices and laboratories for materials testing and systems analysis. The building design is modern, clad primarily with glass to maximize natural light and capture views of the lake and adjoining woodlands. The project is expected to be completed in 2019.