Osram Wins 2016 CoreNet Global Best Large Renovation Award for Design of New U.S. Corporate Headquarters in Wilmington, Mass.
OSRAM has been honored as a CoreNet Global New England 2016 Award of Excellence winner.
11.01.2016 | Corporate
Wilmington, MA – OSRAM, a leading global lighting and technology company, has been honored as a CoreNet Global New England 2016 Award of Excellence winner, recognizing the innovative design of its new corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The award, part of the “Best Large Renovation (larger than 80,000 square feet)” category, was presented during the Awards of Excellence Gala on Nov. 1, 2016, at The Intercontinental Hotel in Boston. Osram unveiled the new headquarters in January 2016.
“As an organization that prides itself on innovation and creativity, we are thrilled by this recognition of our new corporate headquarters,” said Grant Wright, CEO of Osram, Americas region. “Our new space emphasizes a positive corporate culture and collaborative work environment, with a focus on building 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, all while providing employees with both a comfortable environment and creative lighting components to encourage engagement and collaboration.
By consolidating two of the company’s three offices, the new 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.
"The headquarters for Osram Americas is an incredible example of business goals aligning with design inspiration, vision, cultural aspirations, and a strategy for the future of a company,” said Victor Vizgaitis, AIA, Principal in Charge on the project at Sasaki. “Sasaki couldn't be more proud to have been part of the team that brought this all to life."
Osram’s U.S. headquarters houses 525 employees in various departments including sales and marketing, human resources, information technology, finance, legal, and corporate communications, as well as research and development.
About CORENET GLOBAL
CoreNet Global (https://corenetglobal.org/) is the world’s leading association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace professionals, service providers and economic developers. Nearly 7,500 members with 250 New England members - who include 70% of the Fortune 100 and nearly half of the Forbes Global 2000 - meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. CoreNet Global's mission is to advance the effectiveness of Corporate Real Estate professionals and the entire industry engaged in delivering value to corporations through the strategic management of corporate real estate and workplace resources.
At Sasaki, we believe in the transformative power of place. Places transcend physical spaces, becoming the context and the content of our experience of life. For over sixty years, Sasaki has brought together the best of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, urban design, civil engineering, graphic design, place branding, and data science to shape the places in which we live. Out of our Boston and Shanghai offices we are defining the contours of place and redefining what's possible along the way. Today, we are a diverse practice of 270 professionals who share a singular passion for creating spaces and places around the world that prove human potential.
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 global leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back more than 100 years. 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. OSRAM had around 33,000 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2015 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €5.6 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.
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