Dacon Corporation has completed the redesign of MEC’s Waltham headquarters. This project entails the renovation of an existing 19,000 SF office building.
Complex, logistically challenging electrical construction projects are the trademark of MEC. With Boston-based roots extending back to 1928, MEC began its first project wiring the US Postal Service Building downtown. During WWII, it was drafted into military service, working on Weymouth’s Naval Air Station. With the ability to expedite specialty jobs, it built emergency power stations for the Panama Canal and expanded air bases for NATO in Europe. Subsequent years saw expansion into commercial industries including retail, office buildings, manufacturers, transportation, utility and wastewater facilities. Consistently its market expertise has encapsulated complex problem resolution. Today MEC’s portfolio includes solar photovoltaics.
This headquarters’ design style is centered on an accomplished heritage, modern innovation and a collaborative culture. Tones, textures and decorative elements reflect metal, a founding material to its business. Former closed-off, preexisting wall partitions were replaced with glass walled offices and conference rooms emphasizing transparency. To reinforce a secondary cultural value – community – collaborative areas were built along the reception area and amidst employee offices.
“MEC is an example of how the classic American values of heritage, fair price, stewardship and integrity triumph across America’s turbulent economic times. It was a pleasure collaborating with them to create an environment that reflects these ideals and gives the firm room to grow into the future,” says Kevin Quinn, Dacon’s CEO.