OSRAM Wins 2017 Best Office Design Award for Regional Headquarters
Award from International Interior Design Association, New England Chapter
WILMINGTON, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, has received the Best Office Design Award (over 80,000 square feet) from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), New England Chapter, for the design of its regional headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Osram unveiled the headquarters in January 2016. The IIDA awards recognize innovative interior design projects throughout New England, and has as members professionals in the design, real estate, construction and engineering industries.
“OSRAM prides itself on developing innovative products and solutions in the field of lighting technology, and therefore we wanted a space to reflect our vision and inspire our employees,” said Grant Wright, CEO of Osram, Americas region. “The new headquarters provides us with an open-concept space that fosters creativity, collaboration and teamwork, with an emphasis on sustainability and efficiency.”
In partnership with architectural firm Sasaki, OSRAM focused on reinforcing its core motto, “Light is OSRAM,” in the new workspace. With an emphasis on light as a building material, the new 130,000-square-foot location harnesses the power of natural light, and implements smart technology to lower energy consumption and ultimately costs. By consolidating two of the company’s three facilities in Massachusetts, the headquarters effectively reduced OSRAM’s carbon footprint and increased building sustainability, while also achieving LEED Gold Certification through the use of LED sources and daylight dimming.
OSRAM’s Americas headquarters houses 230 employees in various corporate functions, as well as OSRAM’s Digital Lighting Solutions, Sylvania Lighting Solutions, and research and development activities. The regional headquarters also has been awarded CoreNet Global’s Best Large Renovation (larger than 80,000 square feet), and the International Facilities Management Association’s Achievement Award for Best Practices for large projects.
About The International Interior Design Association
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is the Commercial Interior Design Association with global reach. It supports design professionals, industry affiliates, educators, students, firms and their clients through a network of 15,000+ members across 58 countries. IIDA advocates for advancements in education, design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of interior design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services specializing in innovative design and energy-saving technology, the company sells products under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Wilmington, Massachusetts. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations (excluding Ledvance), OSRAM had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.
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