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Workspace: Albert, Righter & Tittmann

Workspace: Albert, Righter & Tittmann

  • Albert, Righter & Tittmann's office in downtown Boston features an open studio area and a cozy living room/library.

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    Albert, Righter & Tittmann's office in downtown Boston features an open studio area and a cozy living room/library.

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    Albert, Righter & Tittmann's office in downtown Boston features an open studio area and a cozy living room/library.

  • Oversized windows fill the office with natural light.

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    Oversized windows fill the office with natural light.

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    Oversized windows fill the office with natural light.

  • The living room lends a residential atmosphere to the 15-person studio. "It's very relevant to our work," says principal Jacob Albert, AIA.

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    The living room lends a residential atmosphere to the 15-person studio. "It's very relevant to our work," says principal Jacob Albert, AIA.

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    The living room lends a residential atmosphere to the 15-person studio. "It's very relevant to our work," says principal Jacob Albert, AIA.

  • Books and artwork aren't limited to the living room; they're present throughout the space, including a conference room.

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    Books and artwork aren't limited to the living room; they're present throughout the space, including a conference room.

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    Books and artwork aren't limited to the living room; they're present throughout the space, including a conference room.

No matter how comfortable an office is, it never feels quite like home. But Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects’ workspace comes closer than most: The firm has integrated a living room/library into its downtown Boston office. Complete with a sofa, leather chairs, a coffee table, bookshelves, and a (non-working) fireplace, the cozy comfort zone brings a residential atmosphere to the 15-person studio. The living room concept has accompanied Albert, Righter & Tittmann through several moves over 17 years. “It’s always come with us in some format,” says principal Jacob Albert, AIA. Staff members often eat lunch around the coffee table, and clients enjoy the casual friendliness the arrangement conveys. “It shows we do pay attention to what it’s like to live,” Albert explains. “It’s very relevant to our work. The living room doesn’t take up that much of the space, but it has a big impact.”