Classic design architecture and the latest efficient systems.
As a leading provider of ERP software solutions, Data-Basics has continued to grow and expand. As the company continued to add professional staff they realized that they needed to relocate into a larger and more productive environment.
Built in the early 1930’s as a US Post Office, Data-Basics’ headquarters features a rich blend of classic design architecture and the latest efficient systems.
Led by co-founder and CEO Art Divell, the company’s culture has long embraced environmentalism and sustainability with internal recycling policies, energy-efficient systems, and a corporate philosophy supporting a healthy work-life balance. So perhaps it was something more than serendipity that brought them to the LEED Gold Certified building they now call home at 600 Broadway Avenue in Bedford’s downtown historic district.
The building was previously occupied by a highly respected architectural firm that added all of the latest features to make it a productive work space for a professional services company. Original features that were preserved include a WPA Federal Art Project canvas painting created exclusively for this building in 1937. (Exodus to the Cities, by Karl Anderson.)
Other 1930’s-era items include original marble flooring and trim, beveled plaster craftsmanship and the redesign of the front lobby to reflect the original octagonal layout. The original wooden front doors were even brought out of storage and reinstalled.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability and refers to both a structure and the usage of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle.
Even the exterior gardens were re-landscaped with natural plants and flowers that required minimal water consumption while providing shade and comfort.
Items such as HCFC-free HVAC and controls systems, water saving fixtures, lumen-sensitive T5 and LED lighting systems, prismatic paneled sky lighting, solar panels, and insulated and highly reflective roofing were incorporated into the structure. All interior remodeling was performed with no-VOC paint, nontoxic finishes and environmentally friendly cork, bamboo, and wheat straw board walls.
Data-Basics has since added productivity features including WiFi-enabled white boards, collaboration spaces, and a robust fiber internet connection.
A Healthier Work Environment
All of these features result in a happy and productive workforce that is focused on serving our SAMPro software users. This undertaking has given us a new appreciation of our clients who work in the various trades.
Recycled and Renewable Materials
As we have modified the interior space, we have continued to use recycled and renewable materials. Our interior features a rich variety of live plants to freshen the air and absorb sound. Two large saltwater fish tanks provide peace and tranquility.
Community & Service
Our new corporate headquarters anchors the northwest end of the Bedford historical district. Originally settled in 1813, Bedford was soon home to a large chair factory. The area has managed to keep up with modern times while retaining its old world charm. Data-Basics’ new headquarters is a short stroll away from walking, biking, and hiking trails. We are part of a resurgent community that exudes energy and enthusiasm.
We are as proud of our new headquarters building as we are of our industry-leading software solutions. We invite both clients and prospects to visit our unique office space and see first-hand how SAMPro Enterprise can help you gain efficiencies and productivity. Data-Basics, Inc. is a member of the USGBC.