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Carbonite Moves to Lafayette City Center

JLL, Columbia Construction, and IA Interior Architects Complete Construction of New Headquarters

BOSTON, 22 Dec. 2014 — Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARB), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses, has opened its innovative new headquarters in Lafayette City Center in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. Carbonite’s new 52,000-square-foot home will accommodate up to 400 employees. JLL along with project team members IA Interior Architects, WB Engineers+Consultants, Environments at Work, and Columbia Construction, collaborated on the project/build out and design. The owner and developer of Lafayette City Center at 2 Avenue de Lafayette is Boston-based the Abbey Group.

The sixth floor space is a comfortable and highly functional office environment. The industrial chic design brings the comforts of home into the workplace through thoughtful detailing, exposed ceilings, the use of reclaimed metal, wide plank floors and a central hearth. These elements are balanced by sleek glass office fronts and refined finishes.

The design of the space pays homage to Carbonite’s history and brand through subtle references to Star Wars. More specifically, Carbonite’s company name was inspired by Han Solo and The Empire Strikes Back. This reference is invoked throughout the workplace in a variety of ways including architectural detailing with carbonite-inspired reclaimed metal and modernized Star Wars environmental graphics. Reetika Vijay, Managing Principal at IA Interior Architects, was very pleased with how the collective team used “the force” to create an integrated space where brand, wellness, environment, technology and business drivers merge. “What an amazing experience it was to collaborate on this project.  Carbonite defined the vision and the entire team jumped on board to implement.  It was truly an integrated a galaxy not too far away.”

The floor plate has been designed to create departmental neighborhoods while preserving an open concept. Within each neighborhood, there are significant collaboration spaces offering a variety of work settings from small one-to-two person focus rooms to larger capacity conference rooms to more informal living rooms and multipurpose spaces. Beyond the neighborhoods, there are centrally located common areas positioned to support informal collaboration, including a high end coffee bar and cafe area.

In moving to Lafayette City Center, a six-story 615,000 square foot office and retail complex, from 177 Huntington Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay, Carbonite nearly doubled its footprint while creating an efficient and modern workplace that will be able to support its continued expansion.

“Lafayette City Center and Downtown Crossing is a convenient and vibrant place to be,” said Carbonite’s Vice President Danielle Sheer. “We’re in the center of the new Innovation District in Boston which is bustling with tech companies and start-ups. I am grateful to the team that helped select the site, and coordinated our needs across the company. We continue to work alongside a terrific group of advisors, architects and builders on what is truly a fantastic new Carbonite headquarters.”

Joining Tom on the JLL PDS team was Sarah Swanson. JLL is also the exclusive leasing agent for Lafayette City Center.

About Carbonite
Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid backup and recovery solutions for businesses. Carbonite offers as comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anywhere, anytime access. More than 1.5 million customers, including 50,000 small businesses, trust Carbonite’s secure, easy-to-use cloud backup solutions and award-winning U.S.-based customer support. For more information please visit, connect with us on Twitter @carbonite or visit our Facebook page.

About IA Interior Architects
Founded in 1984, IA Interior Architects is the first and largest global architectural firm focused exclusively on interior architecture and workplace strategies. IA helps clients in diverse markets worldwide align their business strategies and core values with the dynamic use of space. IA has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Portland, Raleigh, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, and has partner affiliates in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia and Australia, Canada and Latin America through the IA Global Alliance. For more information visit

About JLL
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $53.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit