New & Used Office Furniture Dealer & Office Designer
Serving Cambridge, Boston, all of Massachusetts, and New England
At Joyce Contract Interiors, you will find office furniture that is functional, beautiful, and suitable for office-design projects of any sizes. Our design team will work with you, and help you navigate the many office furniture design possibilities that are available, to come up with a design and furniture plan that will match your needs and space.
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Office Design Services
The average cost to lease office space in Cambridge is $67.19/sq.ft. annually. That means an office that is 100,000/sq.ft. costs roughly $6.7 million/year. A JCI collaboration results in a well-designed office space that maximizes your investment and respects your company’s budget.
JCI designers partner with clients and prioritize client visions for their office space. We:
- Listen to our client’s needs and goals;
- Study/analyze client needs;
- Develop multiple options considering value, quality, and pricing;
- Manage design choices with an emphasis on impeccable customer service and follow-through.
About Joyce Contract Interiors
Joyce Contract Interiors (JCI) is an office furniture dealer and office interior design company. We provide quality office furniture options at value pricing. At JCI, our focus is on design and project management that delivers consistent value to our customers. We don’t “sell.” We listen to our customers to clearly identify their wants and needs. By focusing on proven processes and understanding our customers, we provide plans that work today and work for the future. We provide consistent follow-through while projects are ongoing and consistent customer service afterward.
A company is only as good as its team; the team at Joyce Contract Interiors shares the same vision – a commitment to excellence. We strive to be your one-stop-shop for all of your office furniture needs, including chairs, benching and desking, cubicles, reception and lobby areas, conference rooms, collaborative areas, and accessories. Let our experienced furniture sales team work with you on office design, furniture selection, delivery, and installation.
Here is how we work with you in a few simple steps:
Contact us for a consultation.
Schedule an onsite visit to understand your needs.
Receive our office design and furniture recommendations.
Finalize your office furniture order.
Set a date for delivery and installation
Client Success Stories
Hi Dan, [we’re] very satisfied. We just moved in and everything seems great so far. I’ll definitely make sure to give you the opportunity to give pricing for any future office furniture/workstation needs that we have, and gladly give your info to any colleagues at other colleges as well.
Hi Janet, thank you for creating such a nice work space at BitSight. You turned a haphazard work space into a clean, streamlined office. I love the dog bones and the workstations against the windows with the translucent dividers. The sales office has great work space and the use of some of existing desks… is a good savings for us.
We did use Dan Joyce and installed 21 call center workstations. He did a great job and I would recommend him highly and plan on using him again.
The Joyce Contact Interiors Office
Located in nearby Westford, MA, the JCI office is a short 45-minute drive from most parts of the Cambridge area, so it is convenient for us to come to see your office space or for you to visit our showroom. Cambridge is a hub for our products and services, making delivery and installation very affordable for clients in the area.
The JCI Team
Our founder Dan Joyce, who was born and raised locally, oversees most projects in the Cambridge. With more than 30 years of experience in office design and furnishing, Dan is more of a project consultant and partner than a salesperson. Your office furniture project will be in the best hands when you work with Dan to bring your vision to life.
Commercial Building Architecture & Office Design
The city of Cambridge is a popular, and populous, part of the Great Boston area. It is best known as the home of two world-class universities: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Over the past 400 years, Cambridge has reinvented itself multiple times. It was once a farming village before becoming an industrial town. In the 1980s and 1990s, Cambridge was a strong presence in the developing computer industry. Today it is a diverse intellectual and biotechnology capital.
Cambridge, MA, Office Space & Commercial Real Estate Market Summary
(data from cambridgema.gov)
The Cambridge commercial economy is based on life sciences, technology, and, of course, higher education. Important business subsectors include information technology, social media, genomic research, nanotechnology, biomedical research, and brain science. Cambridge, one of the most innovative cities globally and a source of workforce talent, has multiple commercial districts, or “squares,” and one of the area’s lowest commercial tax rates.
2022 Cambridge, MA Commercial Office Space Inventory Statistics
- There is 31,269,078 square feet of office space
- The average annual cost to lease office space in Burlington is $67.19 sq.ft.
- The average annual cost to lease life science space is $1,560.00 sq.ft. (most expensive submarket in US)
Office Space by Size
By square footage range:
|50k to 100k Sq.Ft.||2,434,890 Sq.Ft.||7.79% of total office|
|100k to 500k Sq.Ft.||24,950,762 Sq.Ft.||78.79% of total office|
|500k to 1M Sq.Ft.||3,883,426 Sq.Ft.||12.42% of total office|
Office Space by Class
|Class A||23,124,613 Sq.Ft.||73.95% of total office|
|Class B||4,724,348 Sq.Ft.||15.11% of total office|
|Class C||168,459 Sq.Ft.||0.54% of total office|
Cambridge, MA Census Data Highlights
As of the census in 2019-2020, there were 118,925 people in 47,449 households in the city. The per capita income was $63,820 with a median household income of $119,540. The median age in Cambridge is 30.60 with 50% female. There are 51,828 housing units with 84% of those being multi-unit housing. The median value of owner-occupied housing was $843,100.
Total Number of Housing Units
The Boston-Cambridge-Newtown-NH Metro Area: 1,985,813
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied
8% of units are vacant
Percentage of Renter Occupied Units
35% of units are owner occupied
Percentage of Multi-Unit Structures
Other types of structures: Single-unit, mobile home, boat, RV, van, etc.
Year moved in, by percentage of population:
95.5% of Cambridge residents graduated from high school with 79.1% having a bachelor’s degree or higher. Veterans living in town make up 1.7% of the population. 29.3% of residents were born outside of the US.
Additional Statistics About Cambridge:
- Civilians in the labor force age 16+ – 69.4%
- Population per square mile – 16,469.1
- Land area in square miles – 6.39
- US Senators Elizabeth Warren & Ed Markey
- Residents who were born in Burlington – 62.21%
- Median tuition cost in Cambridge for private 4 year college – $43,750
Top occupations in Cambridge:
- Management – 12.7%
- Office & Administrative – 7.12%
- Business & Financial Operations – 9.48%
- Sales – 5.22%
- Education – 16.5%
- Food Preparation & Serving – 2.25%
- Health Practitioners – 4.87%
- Computers and Math – 9.43%
- Life Sciences – 9.97%
- Other – 22.46%
Commercial Laws & Regulatory Resources
The following links are some helpful resources to be aware of when planning to open a new office in Cambridge. Be aware of zoning, permitting, exterior design guidelines, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process for ordering office furniture?
We often get questions about the process of selecting and ordering new workstations or other significant office purchases. To help envision the process, we’ve outlined our basic steps:
- We first suggest that our clients take a look at the examples on our website to help them get an idea of the systems they would like to see in their space, offering to answer any questions or make suggestions.
- We then communicate with our clients to get a full list of their furniture and accessory needs based on the types of work that is being done in each area. After this discussion, we request a scaled CAD plan of the space in order to test fit and lay out the discussed furnishings. This process allows us to make sure the furniture will fit before it is purchased. Often during this process we will go to the site and perform field measurements to confirm the client’s floor plan.
- Once the layout is complete and has been approved by our client, we will create a 3-D visual to help visualize the furnishings within the space. Clients next select their choices of fabric, paint, and laminate colors.
- After all of the details have been ironed out, we send an official detailed quote to the client, which needs to be signed and returned before the order can be placed with our manufacturers. We require a 50% deposit on all orders.
- After the furniture is ordered, it typically takes about 3-4 weeks, depending on what was ordered, to reach our installer’s warehouse. We will then call and schedule an install date for that week. Upon completion of successful installation, the client will be invoiced the remaining balance.
You may find it helpful to review our Helpful Tips for Office Moves and Installation & Purchasing Office Furniture.
What is Benching?
As opposed to cubicles, benching is a low-style, no-panel system designed to encourage collaboration. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, benching units generally consist of a worksurface, legs, and, possibly, upmount divider screens.
To see examples, please view our benching page.
How should you approach office design for the hybrid workforce?
It is dependent on the philosophy of the company and is taken on a case by case basis. Some companies may want employees to return and have their own desk while others may leave more collaboration space for employees who do not come to the office as often.
How long will it take for us to receive the furniture?
Typical lead times are about 3-4 weeks depending on what you are purchasing. Some products may be ordered and received faster as part of a quick ship program, but in those cases the types of furniture and finish options may be more limited.
What is the cost to get my product delivered?
Delivery costs are calculated by our installers based on many factors: the amount of product being ordered, the location to which it is being delivered, whether or not the building has a loading dock or an elevator, whether the building is union or non-union, and if the delivery can be done during regular business hours or if it needs to be done on overtime.
Because each job is different, it is best to call and get a quote from one of our knowledgeable salespeople. (Note that because of the complexities involved, getting a quote may take a few days.)
How has COVID impacted office furniture and design?
Covid has resulted in differing mindsets of office space utilizations: Fully remote, Hybrid model, and full in person return.
Covid has also resulted in supply-chain issues resulting in longer shipping times and increased prices.
Should you buy office furniture online?
As long as you research the furniture and work with a reputable dealer who can work with you to select the right furniture as well as the delivery and installation then buying furniture online should not be an issue.
What are office design trends for 2022?
They are evolving due to covid. It is dependent upon your return to office plan and the trends for each keep changing.
What is the difference between a Power Pole and Base Feed?
Power poles and base feeds are both options for bringing power to your workstations. A power pole is generally used in applications where power and data are being brought down from the ceiling. The power pole can connect directly to the work surfaces or panel system you choose. A base feed, on the other hand, is connected to workstations from the floor or the wall.
What is Sound Masking, and how can it help my office?
Sound masking is the introduction of an unobtrusive background sound similar to airflow that reduces distractions by making human speech unintelligible. (This does not mean that you cannot hear the person talking.)
A typical installation involves using 3″ speakers in the ceiling and a small 7″ x 5″ control box in the area where you want more acoustic privacy. For more information, take a look at our sound masking page.