Steel Shots: International Waters

Visitors enter EF Education First’s new 300,000-sq.-ft North American headquarters via a glass and steel “waterfall.” Photo: Courtesy of EF Education First, Skanska and NIF

To describe EF Education First as worldly would be an understatement.

The company, which turns 50 this year, specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs and cultural exchange, and has 40,500 staff and 500 offices and schools in more than 50 countries.

And it just unveiled its new $125 million, 12-story North American headquarters facility in Cambridge, Mass., this past fall. The 300,000 sq.-ft building, one of the largest entirely open-plan workspaces in Massachusetts, is designed to capitalize on the facility’s 360° views of Greater Boston and uses nearly 4,000 tons of steel. The panoramic views and open, flexible work spaces - as well as the steel and glass “waterfall” entrance - are intended to inspire collaboration and creativity among the EF team members.

To learn more about the project, read the article “International Waters” in the current March issue of MSC.