Reimagined Hi-Tech Manufacturer Integrates Well-Being Through Design
Green surfaces don the walls of this cutting-edge facility, imagined to bring humanity to the practice of creating safer public transit.
The innovative design team of Lori Kupfer Architect and VMAPC reimagined the Boyce Technologies manufacturing facility to create a livable manufacturing space for employees to inhabit. The iconic architectural element of the hub, covered in plants, creates a space for eating, and on top of it, exercising. With views through to the engineering and manufacturing areas of this one-of-a-kind facility, the connection to purpose is always present, while creating a vibrant and communal space for cultivating company pride and spirit.
About Lori Kupfer and Vincent Matineau
Lori Kupfer and Vincent Martineau each have over 26 years of experience as general practitioners of architecture. They have worked in the capacities of design principal, project architect and project manager for a range of building types such as educational facilities, hospitality, residential and commercial properties. Lori Kupfer’s education in both architecture and interior design provides her with the skills necessary to produce projects with full consistency between interior and exterior designs. Vincent Martineau has specialized in urban commercial residential projects and high rise structures in addition to academic facilities. Together, their abilities to effectively communicate and coordinate with all members of a project team, from client to consultant to contractor, is proven in projects that require fast-track and design/build strategies, as well as traditional bid awarded projects. They work with New York City Agencies including the Department of Building and Landmarks Preservation Commission to procure required approvals. They bring together compelling architectural design with innovative interiors.
About Boyce Technologies
The men and women of Boyce Technologies, Inc. (“BTI”) ride the subway. We ride it to work, we ride it home, we ride it on the weekends. We know exactly how important it is to have easily identifiable, reliable, and easy to use security and communications equipment in the mass transit market. We make products that connect people to the help they need. Because we’ve been there, we are here. Our team consists of designers, CAD drafters, CNC programmers, machinists, welders, engineers, assemblers, field technicians, project managers, software designers, salespeople and administrative support. Collectively, our skilled staff has experience in delivering emergency response systems, intercom systems, security alarm systems, radio and wireless networks, customer information display systems and integrated software solutions. We couple a broad range of materials and manufacturing processes with decades of experience and knowledge to provide innovative solutions for our customers. We turn traditional engineering on its head to create products that redefine what’s possible. We recognize that reliability cannot be sacrificed for innovation and design. Our products look good and work impeccably even under the harshest of circumstances.