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MathWorks, Disaster Recovery Data Center
Natick, MA
MathWorks interior
Light it up.
Dramatic lighting showcases state-of-the-art technology.
Data center design takes center stage.
MathWorks, a software development company, recently expanded their corporate campus. The project comprised several major renovations, including the fit-out of an existing building to provide a new disaster recovery data center, which HED was asked to design.

Prominently located beside the main visitor entrance, the data center required a high level of visual interest. Floor-to-ceiling glass offers views into the computer room, showcasing the company’s technology. The computer room features a theatrical lighting system, allowing MathWorks to stage lighting conditions during customer tours.

Energy efficiency was also a key design focus. In alignment with the company’s energy-saving agenda, we employed passive rear door heat exchangers on all IT cabinets and leveraged the 60° F water from the campus’ newly constructed chilled water plant.

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Results
HED completed the fit-out of an existing building to accommodate a new disaster recovery data center.
The electrical system design uses the existing 800kW generator with 200kW UPS and distribution system in 2N configuration distribution.
The completed center covers 5,700 SF and uses 200kW IT power.
Project Data
Disaster Recovery Data Center IDG-DC-22
MathWorks
Natick, MA
PROJECT SCOPE
Study, New Construction, Addition
HED ROLE
Design Architect
RSF/GSF
1,300
CONSTRUCTION COST
WND
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
YEAR COMPLETED
2014
Project Team
  • Stephen McNeice
    PE
    Principal
    Project Management Leader
    PROJECT MANAGER
  • Peter Norris
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Thomas Macleod
    AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Eric Speenburgh
    PE
    Associate Principal
    Electrical Engineering Leader

  • John (Jack) McCarthy
    PE, DCEP
    Principal
    Sector Leader

  • Robert Buchetto
    Associate AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Michael Anderson
    Senior Associate
    Electrical Engineering

Dramatic lighting showcases state-of-the-art technology.
MathWorks, Disaster Recovery Data Center
Natick, MA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Light it up.