Hospitality  
We work with real people to create built environments by combining the strength of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools with the flexibility of a non-hierarchical team.
 
Workplace  
Academic  
If innovation is the result of new thoughts,
then collaboration is the tool that generates them.
 
 
 
    

E Ink Innovation Center

Billerica MA

The E Ink Innovation Center is a 140,000 square foot
facility designed for the world leader in electronic
paper displays (EDP). This facility was designed to
support approximately 400 people, along with
collaboration spaces, research and development labs,
product demonstration areas, and a large cafeteria.
Special features in the first phase of occupancy
include E Ink red ceiling recesses, video conference
space, and a training center. Added features
developed for phase two implementation include
serpentine banquette seating in the cafeteria, and a
motion sensitive LED lit feature wall for the main entry.

E Ink Innovation Center

Billerica MA
Developed in collaboration with
Lab Architects Industrial
Facilities Design Inc.

Engineering

RDK Engineers

Construction

JM Coull, Inc.

Images

Edward Jacoby Photography
Chris Barnes Photography


Asset Management Company

 

To establish a unique environment for this global
asset management company within the footprint of
the John Hancock Tower, strong radial geometries
were used. Planning allows daylight to reach all the
way into the core and every workspace is not only
open but has a view out the full height glass windows.
Creative use of color, pattern and light draw attention
to the continuing forms and offer stimulation.
Amenities include a Trading Floor, convertible
meeting space, and extensive collaboration tools.
This project recieved 2010 Design Excellence
Honorable Mention by the American Society of
Interior Design, New England Chapter.

Asset Management Company

Lighting Consulting

Sladen Feinstein

Engineering

RDK Engineers

Project Management

The former Shermen Group

Construction

Commodore Builders
Columbia Construction

Images

Lucy Chen Photography.

Bentley Motors

Boston, MA

Located in the Copley Place Office Towers, Bentley
Motors’ North American headquarters was designed
to support operations and sales. The space
incorporated several materials specific to the
manufacturer’s own products. The meeting center
included a large presentation room and company café
area. Artwork depicting future automobiles were
prominently displayed throughout.

Bentley Motors

Developed in Collaboration with
NeumannSmith Architecture.

Engineering

Sebest Blomberg & Associates

Construction

Columbia Construction Corp.

Images

David A. Snow Photography

Anderson Kreiger LLP

Cambridge, MA

Anderson Kreiger LLP is a prominent Cambridge legal
firm whose partners are recognized as “Super
Lawyers” by their peers. To support mediation done
on the premises, the design involved strategic
positioning of glass and drywall to capitalize on views
of the canal while limiting eye contact of occupants.
Amenities include a central library and reading area,
custom workstations, and use of color and materials
for a wow factor without traditional trappings.

Anderson Krieger, LLP

Engineering

Commercial Construction Consulting

Project Management

Diversified Project Management

Construction

Lake Contracting Inc.

Design

Allegro team members
while associated with
Bryer Architects, LLP

Images

Lucy Chen Photography.

Inventiv Health

 

Inventiv Health is a bioscience technology company
based in this 27,000 square foot suburban office
space. The design of their workspace includes a 74
seat customer training facility, a secluded executive
suite, and customer meeting rooms with AV support.
Detailing includes custom woodwork, back painted
glass, and understated coloration.

Inventiv Health

Design Collaboration

Deanne McGinness

Engineering

Engineered Systems, Inc.

Project Management

RM Bradley Co, Inc.,

Construction

Dezine Specialites, Inc.

Images

Diane Anton Photography.

Wentworth CET

Boston MA

This project is made up of a series of projects
currently under construction for the College of
Engineering and Technology, in Wentworth and
Dobbs Halls, at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
The object of the re-design is to increase the visibility
of educational spaces through glass enclosures. The
scale of spaces are varied to create social interaction
in passageways and greater accessibility throughout.
Lab spaces include Materials Science, Strength and
Materials, Nanotechnology, Electrical Engineering
and Robotics.

Wentworth CET

Engineering

WB Engineers

Construction

Columbia Construction Corp.

Model Images

Created in house by Allegro IA

Harvard Collaboration

Cambridge MA

The Collaboration Center at Harvard University was
developed to encourage students, researchers,
faculty and the business community to share
insights, data and other forms of intellectual property
for mutual benefit. Users occupy single or shared
workspaces for as little as an hour and as long as
several weeks at a time. Furnishings were selected
for flexibility and improved ergonomics.

Harvard Collaboration

Engineering

Engineered Systems Inc.

Construction

Gloucester Builders and
University tradesmen

Images

Diane Anton Photography.

Harvard Publishing

Cambridge MA

This Harvard Square suite was designed to house one
of the publishing groups at Harvard University. The
program included a conference center, administrative
workspaces and an editing room. Alternative means
of lighting and providing air through the space were
established so that the original coffered ceilings could
be exposed.

Harvard Publishing

Engineering

SED Associates Corp.

Construction

J.H. Egger Company

Images

Olivia Peters Photography

Harvard Technology

Cambridge MA

Strong geometries and crisp contrasts were used to
bring retail life into the basement of this student
center. The new space is designed to support
hardware and software purchases, a technology
workshop, and a training and demonstration area for
students, faculty and employees of Harvard
University. Lines of sight to product demonstration
were improved through repositioning and increased
visibility. Fabrication details we developed with an eye
toward prefabrication and minimal construction time
in the field in order to limit the interruption of services.

Harvard Technology

Design collaboration

Harvard GSD student,
Anna Szowski

Engineering

Engineered Systems Inc.

Images

Olivia Peters Photography

Wentworth CPCE

Boston MA

To address new markets, Wentworth Institute of
Technology quickly established a center for online
education, adult education and professional CEU
programs. A series of very small, disconnected suites
were captured to create the collective services,
known as the new College of Professional and
Continuing Education. Ceilings are opened to the
deck above for added volume, while individual areas
are articulated by staggered partitions, and floating
“clouds” and pendants.

Wentworth CPCE

Construction

Columbia Construction Corp

Images

Diane Anton Photography


Zachariah’s

Norwood MA

Zachariah’s is a 230-seat dining facility that was
redesigned to make it more appealing for private
functions and to enhance the visual presentation of
the outstanding cuisine. New continuous cabinetry
with inset warmers and custom light canopies above,
bring all the attention to the food product. A
continuous wall of interior glazing was enhanced with
programmed LED lighting and stage curtain,
encouraging private parties to color their own events.
Shortly after this project was completed, the facility
was awarded Best Hotel of the Year by Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Zachariah's

Lighting Design

Sladen Feinstein Integrated Lighting Inc.

Engineering

SED Engineering

Construction

Majestic Construction

Images

Warren Jagger Photography Inc.

Ambassador’s Cultural Center

Washington, D.C.

The Polish government acquired a historic mansion
in Washington, DC which they intended to renovate
and add on to. Through this project, the property was
re-introduced as a cultural center for formal meeting,
music recitals, and other events on the main floor and
the ambassador’s family residence on the upper floors.

Polish Cultural Center

Construction

Monarc Construction

Building addition

Bobinski Neubauer Architects

Engineering

Century Engineering

Images

Olivia Peters Photography


Silver Wing

Norwood MA

The Silver Wing renovations at Four Points by
Sheraton involve all guest rooms and associated rest
room. Modifications to franchise standards were
developed to enhance the existing conditions of the
facility, while ensuring timely sequence of the work
during a short reduction in occupancy. This project
was awarded Best Renovation Project of the Year by
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Four Points by Sheraton
Silver Wing

Project Management

Hobbs Brook Management

Construction

Columbia Construction Company

Images

Warren Jagger Photography Inc.

Model Images

Created in house by Allegro IA

Four Points by Sheraton

Norwood MA

Branded hotels must be renovated periodically in
order to stay current with the brand. Allegro IA has
been involved in several renovation projects for this
hotel and conference center, including private dining
elevator lobbies, and rest room facilities. Coordination
of the work has been sequenced to permit ongoing
use of the facility while improvements are made.

Four Points by Sheraton

Engineering

SED Associates, Inc.

Construction

Columbia Construction Company

Images

Warren Jagger Photography Inc.
David A. Snow Photography

One Seventeen

Norwood MA

Private dining space was needed at the Four Front
Conference Center in Norwood, MA. This former
conference room was converted for private dining,
formal meetings, group dinners and other social
events. Suspended acrylic panels with light above
were used to give a sense of chandelier-scale in a
shallow ceiling height; while new valances extended
visual height at the perimeter.

One Seventeen

Construction

Titan Contracting Solutions

Images

Warren Jagger Photography Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Jeanne  
 
 
 
 
At Allegro Interior Architecture, we solve business problems through design. We focus on making the interior environment as effective as possible, while expressing the unique character of the individuals it serves.
MEDIA
 
AWARDS
 
  About Peter
 
 
    

Jeanne Kopacz

Managing Principal

Jeanne Kopacz, IIDA, ASID, LEED AP, NCIDQ is a
commercial interior designer, registered in
Washington, DC, who has been practicing in New
England for over 20 years. Her designs include
workplace, hospitality and academic projects that
range in scale from 1,200 to 120,000 square feet. She
received the New England 2012 Design Excellence
Award from the American Society of Interior Design;
and earned a publishers award in architecture and
urban design for her book, Color in Three-Dimensional
Design
. Jeanne is frequently asked to speak at
design industry events in the US and Canada. She
has served as a faculty member at New England
School of Art & Design, Suffolk University (NESA&D),
Rhode Island School of Design, and Mount Ida
College and serves on the Interior Design advisory
board at NESA&D.


 

Publications by Jeanne Kopacz

Publications by Jeanne Kopacz include two books
that are sold on the international market. One is Color
in Three-Dimensional Design
, which was published in
2004 by McGraw Hill Professional in New York City.
This book earned a Professional Scholarly Publishing
(PSP) award from the Association of American
Publishers for contributions in the field of Architecture
and Urban Design. The second, published in 2012, is
the technical reference book, Colour Design: Theories
and Applications
, which was published by Woodhead
Publishing in the UK. For this publication, 23 experts
from around the world were each asked to prepare a
chapter on a specific aspect of color. This
collaborative effort established the first technical
reference manual on the subject of color for design
and manufacturing.

Peter Vanko

Associate Principal

J. Peter Vanko, AIA, LEED BD&Cis a registered
architect with 15 years experience in the design of
new high-rise buildings, major renovations, and
interior architecture projects. He is well known for his
leadership in the field of Building Information Modeling
(BIM), as well as his expertise working with building
envelopes. Peter trained at Drexel University, where
he earned at Bachelor of Architecture. He published
The Process of Discovery in 2010 and has spoken at
several industry events on BIM. He has served as
faculty at both Drexel and the CCP School of Art and
Design. Peter not only sets the standards for
technical documentation at Allegro, but provides
design leadership for the team.

 

Peter's Unbuilt Architecture

One of the most interesting things Peter has
developed is his competitive design submission of the
Sappora Zoo in Tokyo. This building was designed as
a teaching zoo within an urban context. It was
intended to highlight the natural relationships between
flora and fauna and encompasses an integrated
ecosystem of plant material, which is consumed by
smaller animals, and composting of animal waste.
The shape of the building leads one through the
exhibits in order from plants to progressively larger
animals. The result is a stunning form that cannot
help but engage.

About the AllegroTeam

Allegro IA is about positive energy and a collaborative
spirit. Our very talented team members, trained in
interior design and architecture, each bring a unique
set of skills to the collective whole. All non-interns are
certified by the US Green Building Council as
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) professionals. We produce our own spatial
models and 3D renderings as we work with our
clients to develop new environments. Like the form of
music that we are named after, we move quickly,
adding expertise as the project develops in
complexity.

Videos from Allegro IA


Team leader Jeanne Kopacz is a
guest speaker at the first annual
Design Exchange Boston conference,
the premiere event of Boston’s new
Innovation Center, called District Hall.
Current color issues inherent in
various design disciplines are
discussed.

 

Jeanne Kopacz and Peter Vanko
investigate products in the exhibit hall
of the Architecture Boston Expo with
an eye toward sustainability and local
manufacturing.

 

Awards & Recognition


Asset Management Company in the John Hancock Tower
in Boston, MA received a 2010 Design Excellence
Honorable Mention by the American Society of Interior
Design, New England Chapter for Corporate Project over
10,000 square feet.

The Silver Wing at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel was
awarded Best Renovation Project of the Year by Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.

Upon completion of Zachariah’s food service
facility, complex was awarded Best Hotel of the Year by
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.


Jeanne Kopacz received the New England 2012 Design
Excellence Award from the American Society of Interior
Design. This award is given in recognition of career
achievement.

Color in Three-Dimensional Design, a professional
reference book written by Jeanne Kopacz, earned a
Professional Scholarly Publishing (PSP) award from
the Association of American Publishers for contributions in
the field of Architecture and Urban Design.

 
 
 
 
Allegro Interior Architecture
225 Friend Street, Boston MA 02114
T   617.502.1122
F   617.502.1128
inquiries@AllegroIA.com
Take the Green line or Orange line to North Station or Haymarket Square (walk 2.5 blocks). Take the Red line to Charles/MGH Station (walk 9 blocks), or change at Park St to the Green line. Take the Blue line to Government Center (walk 8 blocks) or change here to the Green line.
From the North, take rte 93S to exit 26, MA-28/Leverett Circle/Storrow Dr. Keep right to take the MA-28N ramp toward N. Station. Merge onto Nashua St and go left onto Lomasney Way. Turn left onto Causeway St and right onto Friend.
From South, take rte 93N to exit 23 Government Center. Keep right toward North End / Charlestown. Take a slight left onto Cross St, which becomes N. Washington St. Turn left onto Causeway St, and then left onto Friend.
Park across the street from the office or at the Government Center Garage above the Haymarket bus station.
 
 
Our office is in the Bullfinch Triangle, nestled between the North End and the Downtown neighborhoods. From the TD Garden North, cross Causeway St heading Southwest and take a left onto Friend St. The building is on the left.
From Downtown and Financial Districts, follow Congress St north. Cross New Chardon St onto Friend St. Building 225 is on the right.