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Boston, MA

Dassault Systèmes Awards Columbia Construction 212,000 sf Build-out for New Americas Campus

Jones Lang LaSalle Serving as Project Manager;
Elkus Manfredi Architects Designing Interior Office Space; and
Symmes Maini & McKee Designing Data Center/Computer Labs

Owned and Operated by Hobbs Brook Management

BOSTON, Mass., January 28, 2011 – Dassault Systèmes (DS), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, has awarded Columbia Construction a contract to provide preconstruction and construction management services for the build-out of their Americas corporate campus at 175-185 Wyman Street, in Waltham, MA. Owned and operated by Hobbs Brook Management, Elkus Manfredi Architects is designing the interior office space at 175 Wyman Street. Jones Lang LaSalle is serving as project manager for the development of this first class office park, technology lab and data center space at 175 Wyman Street. AHA Consulting Engineers is the MEP Engineer for the interior office space, and Symmes Maini & McKee Associates is providing engineering design services for a data center and computer lab space.
Dassault Systèmes led an in-depth and strategic selection process to put together a world-class team. Each of these firms is highly-regarded in their discipline for their pioneering philosophy and their technical ability to design and construct highly functional and flexible workplaces.
“As the Construction Manager for the core and shell of these two LEED Gold buildings, we are honored to be working with such a great team on this phase of the build-out at 175 Wyman,” stated Jim Marsh, SVP/COO of Columbia Construction and Principal-in-Charge. “We’re excited about the opportunity to help Dassault Systèmes carry out its vision to create an inspiring and dynamic work environment for their U.S. employees.”
The A/E/C team is pursuing a LEED Commercial Interiors (CI) certification (level to be determined; Silver or Gold) on behalf of Dassault Systèmes.
This strategic move serves to consolidate Dassault Systèmes’ software brands and U.S. operations from multiple locations in the Greater Boston area. DS’s Americas corporate headquarters will enable their 800 employees to come together into one community – one company. The interior space will be designed to emphasize and enhance the innovative, integrative and collaborative nature of DS’s core business; To enable everyone – from researchers, to designers to consumers and their communities – to create, share and experience in 3D in order to realistically and accurately develop new products. Their software brands include CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMULA, SOLIDWORKS, 3DVIA and EXALEAD.
Dassault Systèmes’ vision is to create a world-class facility where their customers and partners can immerse themselves in a 3D view of their product’s lifecycle, from creation to maintenance, including manufacturing and recycling. The space will support research and education, as well as
foster social conversations to ensure virtual product excellence is a prime driver of sustainable development.
Key elements of the project include an 8,000 sf Briefing Center; a state-of-the-art Data Center and Computer Labs; a Training Center for DS’s employees and customers; and a dedicated outdoor campus quad for meetings and social interactions. A subsequent phase calls for the future plans of a Virtual Reality Lab.
A world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions; DS’s global customer base includes companies in automotive, aerospace, consumer package goods, energy, industrial equipment,  high tech, shipbuilding, life sciences, construction and building services. Dassault Systèmes’ employs approximately 7,900 employees worldwide with its global headquarters outside of Paris, France.
About Columbia Construction Company

Drawing on 85 years of experience, Columbia Construction provides construction management services throughout New England. Its primary goal is to serve as a construction partner to clients and to provide them with innovative solutions. Columbia’s work is focused within the Healthcare, Life Sciences, Corporate, Commercial, Academic, Hospitality, and Senior Living market sectors. For more information, please visit
About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systemes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systemes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit
CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3DVIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.
About Elkus Manfredi Architects

Elkus Manfredi has a 22-year legacy of design excellence in corporate architecture and interiors as well as academic, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. The firm’s interior architecture studio is recognized by industry leaders for their skill in workplace consulting and creating work environments that are as elegant as they are functional.  For more information visit
About SMMA

SMMA is an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design services to institutional, corporate/commercial, advanced technology, life sciences, and healthcare clients. Founded in 1955, we have offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island.  Building Design and Construction, Engineering News Record, and Interior Design magazines consistently rank SMMA among the top US design firms, and repeat business from established clients has averaged over 70% for the last five years.  Our  integrated approach to project delivery means that team members from all disciplines work together from project initiation to completion. This collaborative process results in coordinated and tailored solutions to each client’s challenges, and facilitates support of the quality, schedule, and financial goals uniquely defined by each one of our clients.
About Hobbs Brook Management LLC

As both owner and operator, Hobbs Brook Management LLC is committed to providing its tenants and their employees with a reliable and fully functional business environment.  For leasing information, please visit
About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the worlds largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $38 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our Web site,