(USA) –The opening of new commercial offices in Boston sees Cooledge increase its presence on the American east coast.
Cooledge Lighting has launched new commercial offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, putting the company closer to the world’s largest concentration of architectural and design firms and related decision makers, and providing access to key talent and resources within the locally established solid-state lighting cluster.
The new space will house sales, product management and marketing functions, while R&D, engineering and manufacturing operations will remain at the company’s headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The newly-established East Coast presence is the latest in a series of corporate advances intended to complete the company’s transition from fast-growth startup to leader of an industry-merging category – luminous surfaces – which makes illumination integral to architecture. These integrated surfaces are increasingly being specified for projects all over the world, and closer proximity to the large design centres of the eastern U.S. and Europe will help Cooledge accelerate the pace of adoption.
“As a long-time hub for solid-state lighting and related startups, Boston is an ideal location to take our next major strides towards reinventing the industry,” said CEO William J. Sims. “We believe that luminous surfaces will transform the design-build process as we know it, and we have the vision and agility to make it happen.”
Cooledge initiated operations in its Waltham office in October and currently employs fifteen staff with plans to expand. The office will also feature a showroom to demonstrate applications of its award-winning luminous surface offerings.