Sun Life Financial

Client  |  Sun Life Financial
Project Address  |  Wellesley, Massachusetts
Project Size  |  Approx. 300,000 s.f.
Status  |  Under Construction

Stephen J. Wessling Architects was commissioned by Sun life Financial to evaluate the current Wellesley Campus and create a long-term master Plan for all departments within the four building campus at the Corporate Headquarters in Massachusetts. The master plan replaced a short-term plan of localized expansion and contractions with a forward planning, long-range tool for facility development.  The plan incorporated the re-alignment of Divisions and Departments to make adjacency and workflow improvements and the reduction of per capita space requirements to accommodate growth.

The master plan process involved business assumption and documentation, projections of area needs through square footage programming and adjacency prioritization. General Architectural improvement recommendations were included.  Three options were developed and evaluated to meet personnel expansion requirements.

The project goals included:
o   Reorganization of all department locations so that those working closely together are located within close proximity.
o   Bring together interdepartmental employees currently separated from each other by floor or by building.
o   Provide for integration of employees from other sites.
o   Provide further expansion space for all departments.

Devise a transition plan that minimizes the disruption of employee productivity and comfort.