Partners Healthcare System

Creative lighting elements infuse a healthy workplace, enhancing a sense of community — all under one roof.

Located at the recently-completed Assembly Row mixed-use complex, the project features a wide variety of space types, including flexible offices, multipurpose presentation spaces, training and conference floors, active hub zones for collaboration, cafe, dining areas, 7-story parking garage, and landscaped site. Consolidating 4,500 hospital administrative employees from 14 different office locations into one building was no easy task, as this new campus for Partners Healthcare encompasses 850,000 square feet over 13 stories.

HLB Lighting Design collaborated with Gensler’s Boston office to create a desirable visual experience while working within the project’s extremely aggressive construction schedule and limited lighting budget. Breaking ground in 2014 and opening in early 2016, the project incorporates budget-friendly, user controlled general lighting for office spaces, allowing for fixture-by-fixture adjustments, while collaboration zones and specialty areas receive unique, clever lighting elements to infuse energy into the workday.

Project Highlights

• LEED Gold Certified
• Individual open office lighting controls
• Cost effective design throughout
• All LEDs modules are replaceable in the field
• Targeting LEED Gold certification


• Gensler
• OJB Landscape Architecture


Project Background

• 850,000 square feet
• $465 million


Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
• Outdoor Lighting Design Award of Merit

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