Hospitality  
We work with motivated 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.
 
 
 
    


Asset Management Company

Boston, MA


Strong radial geometries were used within the narrow
footprint of a Boston high-rise to create a unique
environment for this Asset Management Company.
Radial planning breaks the rigidity of the building form
and draws the eye into the most interesting spaces:
the trading room, lunch room, training and
collaboration spaces. Workstations are configured
so that every occupant has a view through the
full height exterior glass. Recent improvements include
an internal stair with LED lit handrails.

The first installation of this space received a
Design Excellence Honorable Mention
from the American Society of Interior Design,
New England Chapter.

Asset Management Company

Engineering

WB Engineers Consultants PLLC

Lighting Consultant

HLB Lighting Design

Project Management

Fox RPM (now JLL)

Images

Greg Premru

Acceleron Pharma

Cambridge, MA

Exposed brick and beam, casual workspaces and
playful collaboration areas are hallmarks of the innovation
district in Cambridge. The design for this office of
Acceleron Pharma celebrates that culture while speaking
to our client's ability to stay competitive and attract good
talent through a stimulating environment. Key features
include an Ante Room at the Board Room,
strategically placed Business Centers for support,
and a very large Break Out and Game Room space
lit by a long, wide skylight.

Acceleron Pharma

Engineering

WB Engineers Consultants PLLC

Builder

J Calnan & Associates

Images

Edward Jacoby Photography

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

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

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
Institute of Technology


College of Engineering and Technology
Boston MA

The College of Engineering and Technology at
Wentworth Institute of Technology involved a
series of projects over a two year period of time.
The goal was to increase visibility of educational
spaces through removal of masonry partitions and
the integration of clear glass. Science wings were
made more accessible through an extended egress
stair and a ramp entry from the main visitor parking.
The scale of spaces was varied to create places
for social interaction. New Labs were provided
for Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Materials
Science, Strength of Materials, and Robotics.

This project received the 2015 Excellence in Design Award
in the Educational category, American Society of
Interior Design, New England Chapter.


Wentworth Institute of Technology
College of Engineering & Technology

Lighting Consulting

HLB Lighting Design

Engineering

WB Engineers

Construction

Columbia Construction Corp.

Images

David Snow Photography

Berklee College of Music

Recording Studio A
Boston, MA

Recording Studio A at the Berklee Performance
Center building has served the College for many
generations. Since its original opening, the range of
tools needed to manage music has increased, as have
the requirements for universal accessibility.
However, the size of the room remains the same.
Challenges addressed in bringing this space up to
the current performance standards were only possible
through collaboration with a strong team of on-campus
technicians, project designers, and builders.

Berklee College of Music
Recording Studio A

Acoustics and Audio Visual Designer

Walters Storyk Design Group

Builder

Columbia Construction Company

Images

Diane Anton Photography

Harvard University

Collaboration Center
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 University
Collaboration Center

Engineering

Engineered Systems Inc.

Construction

Gloucester Builders and
University tradesmen

Images

Diane Anton Photography.

Harvard University

Technology Retail Center
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 University
Technology Retail Center

Design collaboration

Harvard GSD student,
Anna Szowski

Engineering

Engineered Systems Inc.

Images

Olivia Peters Photography

Wentworth Institute of Technology

College of Professional and
Continuing Education
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 Institute of Technology
College of Professional and
Continuing Education

Construction

Columbia Construction Corp

Images

Diane Anton Photography

Four Points by Sheraton

Norwood MA

Branded hotels undergo frequent renovation to
stay current with the brand. In an effort to help
this facility stay current, Allegro IA has been involved
in several renovation projects for this hotel,
conference center and restaurant complex.
Projects have incuded guest rooms, the main
dining room, a private dining space, and lobbies
and rest rooms.
The project shown is the main lobby for the facility,
with the hotel desk, and access to the restaurants.
Project completion is expected October 2016.

Four Points by Sheraton

Engineering

Engineered Systems, Inc.
Vincent A. DiIorio, Inc.

Lighting Consultant

HLB Lighting Design

Builder

Columbia Construction Company

Bar Boulod
Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Boston MA

One of the Allegro team’s favorite collaborations is
the new restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Boston
hotel named for French Chef Daniel Boulud. The
interiors are inspired by a contemporary take on the
craft of winemaking with dramatic vaulted wood
ceilings reminiscent of wine barrels and French wine
crates mounted in collage at the entry. Key
architectural details include a backlit liquor bar, a
marble-clad charcuterie bar, and a sliding old-world
style partition for private dining. The outdoor café is
scheduled to open in April 2015.

Bar Boulod
Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Interior Design

Tihany Design

Lighting Consultant

HLB Lighting Design

Builder

Columbia Construction Company

Images

George Apostolidis


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

MEP/FP Engineers

SED Associates

Images

Warren Jagger Photography Inc.

Model Images

Created in house by Allegro IA

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


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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
About Jeanne  
 
ARTICLES
 
 
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 Gabriel
 
 
    

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.


R. Gabriel Zavala

Associate Principal

R. Gabriel Zavala, AIA has been leading interior
architecture teams at the Principal/Associate level for
over 30 years. Licensed as both architect and interior
designer, his work has included several sectors, including
corporate, civic, and academic. He earned an Honor
award from the Boston Society of Architects for the
design of Riverside MBTA Station complex; and a
Northampton Historic Renovation award for the
Sessions Annex he designed and managed at
Smith College. Gabriel's extensive interiors experience
includes strategic programming, workspace standards
development, and multi-phased master planning.
The local design community benefitted from his leadership
when in 2010, he served as New England Chapter
president of the International Interior Design Association [IIDA].
At Allegro IA, Gabriel is responsible for project management
and building evaluations.

About the Allegro Team

Allegro IA is about positive energy and a collaborative
spirit. Our very talented team members, trained in interior
design and architecture, each bring unique skills to the
collective whole. Many of our team members are certified
by the US Green Building Council as Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) professionals.
We stay current with prevailing technology in design
practice. Our design documents are primarily developed
in Revit, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool,
and we produce our rendered spatial models in-house.
Like the form of the music that we are named after,
we move quickly, adding layers as the project
develops in complexity.

Videos from Allegro IA


The Boston Architectural Center speaker
series for architecture, interior design and
landscape students includes a presentation
by Jeanne Kopacz. This session explores
color and form integration methods used
by design practitioners to enhance design
concepts and the resulting user experience.  

JEANNE KOPACZ COLOR AND FORM: TRUE COLLABORATION from Boston Architectural College .


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 investigates products
in the exhibit hall of the
Architecture Boston Expo with
an eye toward sustainability and local
manufacturing.

 

Articles and Publications

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Awards & Recognition


The American Society of Interior Design awarded the
2015 Excellence in Design, Educational to
The College of Engineering and Technology at
Wentworth Institute of Technology, project designed by
Allegro Interior Architecture.

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.