Miika Ebbrell Design is an architectural and interior design firm specializing in commercial interior renovations and fit-outs in a variety of market sectors. We are an energetic and driven practice that consistently delivers functional, modern and high-quality designs for clients. Our team has provided project leadership on numerous often fast-paced, budget-sensitive, and technically-intensive projects with excellent outcomes. We provide both architectural and interior design services from project planning through to the completion of construction.
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Licensed in MA, NH + CT
Miika Ebbrell Design has worked on two base building renovation design phases for this 11-story office building located in downtown Boston. The first fully realized renovation is the tenant amenity area, which includes a conference room, lounge with kitchenette and fitness room with two new showers. The next phase of construction will be for a full lobby gut renovation including updates to the building exterior and the sundry store located in the building lobby to be completed this winter (2020).
Dedham Executive Center
Miika Ebbrell Design provided architectural and interior design services for this new amenity space at the Dedham Executive Center. The project includes a small conference center, lounge area with kitchenette, game room and access to a new outdoor terrace with seating. A bold graphic wall covering was selected to enliven the space and serve as a backdrop for the shuffleboard, ping pong and foosball tables, which are provided for use by the building’s office tenants.
Northern Bank & Trust Company
Miika Ebbrell Design was the architect of record for this corporate renovation for the Northern Bank and Trust Company on the third floor of their headquarters building in Woburn, MA. We worked closely with Stefura Associates Interiors to transform and rebrand the 10,000 SF workspace into an open collaborative environment with ample collaboration and meeting space, and a new central staff café. Following the success of this third floor renovation, we are continuing to work with the team on a restack of the remaining four floors of the building, and will be starting construction on the 4th floor this summer.
Miika Ebbrell Design has worked on two locations for Fit Life, each comprised of “five boutique fitness studios under one roof”: barre, yoga, Pilates, TRX, cycling and group/personal weight training. The Winchester location is a fully renovated single story facility with large reception and community room at the entry, and the five studios co-located in an optimized layout. The material and color selections are inspired by an industrial and urban aesthetic, embodying a clean and modern look throughout. Clean, contemporary materials in the locker rooms create a spa-like setting for the changing facilities.
Farrow & Ball Showroom
Miika Ebbrell Design provided architectural support to Farrow & Ball in executing the fit-out of the company’s paint and wallcovering showroom in Boston’s Innovation and Design Building. MED coordinated the integration of the international company’s brand and standards to create a cohesive design throughout the space, and the architectural team worked closely with Farrow & Ball decision makers to come up with an organized and efficient layout to best showcase the products on display.
Overlook Park Residence
Miika Ebbrell Design was enlisted to create two additions to this quintessential center-entrance brick home in Newton, MA. Since the existing home was a a blended Federal-Colonial style, MED had to create additions that were first-and-foremost functional, while at the same time have an understated aesthetic so as not to take away from the traditional aesthetic of the original home. One of the biggest design challenges was to renovate the existing spaces connecting to the additions so the overall flow of the home felt continuous from one end to the other.
This project involved the selective renovations to Cirtronics’ office and manufacturing building over a number of phases. The last phase included a major redesign of the building’s reception and lobby, completely rethinking and reconfiguring how the space is used and organized. Goals for the project were to make the lobby and reception more functional and to better reflect a modern but timeless and welcoming image for the entry to the facility. The lobby phase also included a new entry vestibule for the building, to create a more prominent, updated glass vestibule incorporating new signage and graphics to create a welcoming entry point showcasing the Cirtronics brand.
This 8,000 SF project for Festo, a German multinational industrial control and automation company, included a gut renovation of an existing tenant space for their new Massachusetts facility. The project includes a sales area, engineering work area, three testing labs, office, meeting rooms and support spaces. The spaces were designed to maximize the natural light and views from the large existing perimeter windows, and the design aesthetic is a clean, modern, neutral palette.
This 22,000 SF corporate interior fit-out for the iconic publisher of Architectural Graphic Standards involves a complete renovation of the third floor space at 101 Station Landing. The project includes 110 open workstations, a mix of quiet and meeting room types and sizes, open collaboration areas, and a large flex/training room. A clean, modern material palette reflects the Wiley corporate branding standards, with added pops of color that enliven the space.
Office relocation and expansion project for Traveling Vineyard, a leader in the direct wine sales market. The new office is located in an existing garage/industrial building, and the interior design plays on a contemporary, industrial aesthetic. The space features a primarily open work environment with a large central café and wine tasting space. New glass garage doors replaced the existing utilitarian overhead doors to bring natural light into the building.
This project involves the gut renovation of 40,000 SF of office space in Nashua, NH, and includes the addition of 250 new workstations, new break area and social space, informal collaboration areas, touch downs, quiet rooms, phone booths, and conference rooms. The color and material palettes for the space draw inspiration from the surrounding New Hampshire landscape.
This 6,000 corporate renovation for Seacoast Capital at 55 Ferncroft Road in Danvers included a complete cosmetic refresh and reconfiguration of the space to provide more offices in underutilized parts of the suite.
Little Flippers Swim School
10,000 SF conversion of an existing former industrial building in Winchester, MA into a children’s learn-to-swim school. The rear portion of the building was excavated to create a new indoor pool. A large all-glass viewing wall bisects the space lengthwise, providing a clear view of the pool and a large seating area. The project includes administrative offices, changing facilities and a multi-purpose room for large groups. The color pallet and finish material selections are inspired by the aquatic theme of the facility, and the space features bright inviting spaces with custom murals, flooring patterns and built-in millwork.
Fuel Personal Training
Fuel Personal Training occupies a 6,000 SF space in an existing commercial building. The space was retrofitted for Fuel’s needs, while retaining the industrial aesthetic of the existing building. The facility includes an inviting lobby/lounge/change area, spin studio, interval training studio, and barre pilates studio. A shared gender-neutral change area features private individual shower and toilet rooms.
Kiddie Time Educational Child Care Center
This cosmetic refresh of a child care center in Marlborough MA balances budget with a new, fresh look for the facility, using bright colors and budget-friendly materials.
Gosselin Law Office
Renovation of the former Arlington National Bank building to accommodate an established legal practice. The project includes a complete interior renovation as well as exterior improvements, in keeping in character with the art deco style of the existing building details. The existing Diebold safe will remain in the center of the space, as both a decorative element recalling the building’s original function, as well as for some functional storage.
We were tasked with refreshing this 100,000SF building to support the leasing team. Our proposal included a new exterior canopy, exterior painting, removal of the existing ceiling grid and tile, new light fixtures and restroom updates.
Andover Landing at Brickstone
Common area updates for a large commercial office complex to attract new tenants and enliven long corridor spaces. A large-scale custom vinyl graphic mural is proposed to activate the space, along with new finishes, lighting, and furniture.
Cleveland Road Residence
New ground up construction for a 5,500 SF home in Wellesley, MA featuring an open concept kitchen/family room, large master suite with cathedral-ceiling sitting area, and 4 additional bedrooms including a finished lower level.
Crown Ridge Road Residence
New ground-up 5,150 SF home in Wellesley, MA that includes 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, a large master suite, and a fully finished basement. A uniquely-shaped and steeply-sloping site informed the design of the home and resulted in extensive landscaping and the use of decorative stone landscape walls to finish off the site work.
Working closely with our clients, we develop conceptual renderings to show potential updates to various existing properties.
Miika Ebbrell, AIA, LEED AP Principal
Miika Ebbrell is a Massachusetts-, New Hampshire-, and Connecticut- Licensed Architect and LEED Accredited Professional. Originally from Canada, Miika worked with Architectural and Interior Design firms across Canada and in Massachusetts on a wide range of building types and project sizes. After many successful years at the GUND Partnership in Cambridge and Winter Street Architects in Salem, MA, where she was an Associate with the firm, Miika established her own practice in Boxford MA. Miika Ebbrell Design specializes in commercial interior fit-out projects, working with clients, tenants, landlords and developers to realize high quality design projects, often within tight time and budget constraints.
Ariane L. Purdy, RA, LEED AP Architect
Ariane L. Purdy is Massachusetts-Registered Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional. She has worked with a variety of different firms and individuals, and her expertise is wide-ranging, focusing primarily on interior architecture, commercial renovations, adaptive reuse, higher education, and laboratory projects. With a passion for finding new ways to use materials and lighting, Ariane strives to elevate design concepts generated with her clients so that the outcome exceeds expectations and brings to life the "whole" idea, while at the same time making space and structure work together to serve those using them.
Jessica Cargile, NCIDQ, LEED AP Interior Designer
Jessica Cargile is a licensed Interior Designer and LEED accredited professional with wide-ranging experience in multiple disciplines. Jessica started her design career in healthcare, and later broadened her portfolio to include higher education, corporate interiors, lab design and public K-12 design. Specific sites where these skills were implemented include South Shore Hospital, Merrimack Pharmaceutical Labs, Harvard Medical School, and the Wyss Institute of Technology, and has been personally requested by Project Managers to facilitate projects due to her meticulous work ethic coupled with design expertise.
Rachel Molé, LEED AP Interior Designer
Rachel Molé is an Interior Designer and LEED Accredited Professional with a range of experience in commercial design. Rachel started her design career in healthcare and gradually found herself designing University Recreational Centers across the US and Canada. Years later she started designing for workplace; projects ranging from 240 SF lobby refresh to 390,000 SF Corporate Headquarters. She particularly enjoys working closely with clients to create a space that fits their vision and is unique for them.
Robin Kneeland-Willcox, M. Arch, Associate AIA Architectural Designer
Robin Kneeland-Willcox is an architectural designer pursuing licensure in Massachusetts. She began her career with Carr, Lynch, Hack, and Sandell (CLHS) in Cambridge, MA, assisting on architectural, landscape design, and urban design projects, and is passionate about projects that encompass multiple design fields. While at CLHS she was part of the team that won an international competition for the Perth Foreshore Master Plan in Perth, Australia. She spent 10 years on the Planning Board in the town of Hamilton, MA and brings expertise in the public process, presentation, and policy. Her work at MED is primarily commercial interior fit-out projects in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut. Robin brings her meticulous attention to detail to our field and production work, lending valuable support to our real estate clients’ needs through leasing, design and construction.
Previous Work select projects
O'Leary Learning Commons
This project involved a complete transformation of a dated library on the UMass Lowell campus into a contemporary space for learning. The new space houses the reference collection, study rooms and instruction space. Natural materials, contemporary fixtures and ample natural daylight create a comfortable and welcoming space for the students.
Miika Ebbrell was the Project Manager (construction), Ariane Purdy was the Project Designer (Design) for the Learning Commons with Winter Street Architects.
St. Hyacinthe Performance Hall
This new performance hall, located in the small town of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, is comprised of a 700 seat theater, multipurpose cabaret space, and outdoor stage.
Miika Ebbrell was a designer for the St. Hyacinthe Performance Hall with Dan S. Hanganu Architectes.