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Jones Lang LaSalle Construction Named General Contractor for Life is good Headquarters at 51 Melcher Street

Designed by Baker Design Group

BOSTON, May 28, 2013 —Jones Lang LaSalle ( has been named general contractor for the new Life is good headquarters. The lifestyle brand will occupy the top two floors at 51 Melcher Street in Boston. The 22,000 square foot project is scheduled to be completed in October 2013.

Designed by Baker Design Group, the new space will be a warm and welcoming working environment dedicated to supporting the Life is good team and its highly collaborative neighborhood work groups.  Adjacent to every neighborhood work group are a variety of different sized private conference rooms, as well as phone booths for individual calls.  Within each neighborhood are a variety of community worktables, stand-up media-sharing tables, and living room groupings with lounge chairs, sofas, and large flat panel video displays for laptop or iPad presentations.

The office environments, meeting rooms, and collaborative social spaces will welcome their industry colleagues, partners and friends within a relaxed setting.  The office will feature all of the essential functions of a leading edge corporate office, integrated within a working environment that’s as comfortable as their famous t-shirts, and as optimistic as company icon Jake.

“We are excited to be combining our three Boston offices under one roof,” said Roy Heffernan, Chief Operating Optimist for Life is good.  “Along with our partners, we will create a unique and progressive space that will foster creativity and unity for the Life is good team,” said Heffernan.

“Working with the Life is good team is both a personal and professional pleasure for us,” said Stephen Baker, President of Baker Design Group, Inc.  “We look forward to creating a new headquarters for the Life is good team that will nurture dynamic team collaboration, and foster their company’s growth, as they demonstrate every day that it’s possible for a company to do well, while also supporting the greater good of society.”

“Jones Lang LaSalle Construction is privileged to be working with Life is good and Baker Design Group on this exciting new headquarters,” said Steven Wassersug, Jones Lang LaSalle Managing Director space. “Life is good is a major retail brand that gives back to the community promoting optimism and helping kids in need.”

Joining Steve on the Jones Lang LaSalle Construction team is: Senior Superintendent Kevin Mealey, Senior Construction Manager Brendan Boyle, and Senior Estimator Chris Hardiman.

About The Life is good Company
Life is good® spreads the power of optimism and helps kids in need by donating 10 percent of its net profits to The Life is good Kids Foundation. The company with a Positive Purpose has raised over $9.5 million for kids in need to date, principally through Life is good products, the annual Life is good Festival, and community fundraising efforts. Please visit for more details and spread optimism with #PositivePurpose. Life is good® is a registered trademark of The Life is good Company.
About The Life is good Kids Foundation
The Life is good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by Life is good to raise money to help kids in need. The Life is good Kids Foundation directly funds the Life is good Playmakers program, which provides training and support to childcare professionals who use these tools to ensure that children grow up feeling safe, loved and joyful. Life is good donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need through The Life is good Kids Foundation. For more information, visit

About Jones Lang LaSalle Construction
Jones Lang LaSalle offers comprehensive services as a construction manager, general contractor and design/builder, completing over 500 diverse assignments annually. With a service reach throughout New England, the Mid-Atlantic, mid-West and the West Coast, Jones Lang LaSalle Construction delivers construction solutions to an extensive roster of Life Sciences, Higher Education, Government, Corporate, Industrial, Technology, Hospitality, and Residential/Retail clients. Assignments range from smaller interior fit-outs to $100 million mixed-use developments. Their on line portfolio can be viewed at

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit

About Baker Design Group, Inc.
Baker Design Group, Inc. is a design firm located in Boston, practicing in the fields of Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Exhibit Design, and Planning.  Their diverse range of work extends from furniture design, private residences, and corporate headquarters, to large scale buildings and master planning, with projects located across the US and in 12 countries. The firm Baker Design Group, Inc. was founded to bring creativity and innovation to achieve the design ambitions of individuals, groups, and institutions, whose mission and purpose we admire.