Chooses Vantage Builders to Renovate Space at 280 Summer St. in Seaport District
WALTHAM, MASS. – January 9, 2018 – Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., today announced that it completed the renovation of Strategic Spaces’ new, expanded headquarters at 280 Summer St. in Boston’s Seaport District. 
The commercial furniture and custom prefab solution provider relocated to the Seaport District from 40 Broad St., almost doubling its office size to approximately 7,000 square feet. The new location houses the firm’s 24 employees as well as its Client Experience Center, offering visitors a chance to explore the latest trends and insights in interior environments. Both the office and the showroom display the firm’s design solutions, particularly a wide variety of customized, prefabricated DIRTT (“Doing It Right This Time”) interiors, for which Strategic Spaces is a Partner.  DIRTT is a multi-trade construction solution that brought speed, efficiency and cost savings to the construction project. 
“Strategic Spaces is dedicated to enhancing our clients’ space, to create environments that are functional, beautiful and inspiring,” said Michael Maude, Principal at Strategic Spaces. “A properly designed interior can be the critical difference between business success or mediocrity. When we rebranded the company and decided to open our new location in Boston’s Seaport District, with another new office in Connecticut on the way, we felt it was critical that visitors be able to see, feel and learn about our capabilities. Vantage Builders had a large role in bringing that vision to reality.”
Following designs from studioTROIKA architects, Vantage did a complete fit-out of the first-floor location. One of the first steps was to infill a pre-existing spiral staircase, which had left a 5' x 8' hole, with a new metal deck and concrete. 
All interior elements including walls, millwork, architectural ceilings, integrated technology and power/data are custom fabricated by DIRTT. DIRTT interiors provide flexibility in the upfront design and layout, while also enabling rapid reconfiguration and repurposing in the long term. Completely custom in terms of shape, size and aesthetic, DIRTT created a fast, clean and sustainable installation for the construction team.  
The Client Experience Center has four private offices, three huddle rooms, one large conference room and a state-of-the-art atrium space that is encompassed by a DIRTT Timber frame canopy. The open office area also has a Timber frame structure that provides lighting, audio visual equipment and sound dampening, enhancing communication and collaboration. A kitchen area allows for employee breaks and prompts increased interaction between coworkers.  The project included the installation of new HVAC and electrical systems. 
To see a virtual “fly through” video of Strategic Spaces’ new office, please visit 
“Strategic Spaces is a leader in creating efficient, stimulating interior environments, so to be chosen by them for their own space was a terrific honor,” said Ryan LaVangie, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Vantage Builders. “We are proud that our work is also on display in their showroom and offices.” 
In addition to studioTROIKA, the project team included Bala Consulting Engineers.  
About Strategic Spaces
Strategic Spaces is the leader in custom prefabricated construction for interior spaces, while offering a full range of furniture solutions for the Life Sciences, Healthcare, Higher Education and Business communities. 
Masters in the art of change, we create environments that are functional, flexible and adaptable to the evolving demands of our customers. Our systematic process connects the physical work environment with business objectives in order to create high performance spaces for today. Our interior design and project management teams, combining decades of experience, will help create, implement and deliver our robust solutions to make your vision a reality. We collaborate with you to ensure your decisions seamlessly integrate with your culture, technology, brand and budget requirements. 
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About Vantage Builders, Inc. 
Vantage Builders offers contracting services to corporations, developers, property managers, retailers and private institutions throughout New England. Our standard construction services include general contracting and construction management. More comprehensive services include design/build and value engineering. In managing and building scores of commercial projects, we’ve found that versatility is key to our customers’ success. Our experience includes specialized tenant build-outs, standard property improvements, base building work and construction from the ground up. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter: @VantageBldrs.


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The lion's share of the success of this project is due to the professionalism, creativity, and good humor displayed by Vantage throughout the project. They prepared multiple budgets for the owner as the design evolved, so that we could react promptly and avoid exceeding the budget. Vantage fully familiarized themselves with the existing base building systems, saving thousands by utilizing work in place where possible. They regularly offered ideas for lower-cost alternatives to proposed design features. Vantage also moved quickly to procure long lead and specialty items, kept the entire team up to date on status at our weekly meetings, and staffed the project appropriately to complete the job on time. Barbara Smith-Bacon, Vice President, Project Manager Berkeley Investments, Inc.

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