The Braintree Properties team not only stands out for their professionalism, creativity and dedication to their work, but also for prioritizing an enjoyable, growth-minded company culture with ergonomic workspaces.
Braintree Properties employees are part of a rapidly growing company, taking on new charter school, multi-family, hospitality and self-storage projects across the United States.
Team members are provided with opportunities to learn new skills and further their knowledge in architecture and design by participating in bi-weekly professional development events.
They also have the chance to gain hands-on experience during the entire architecture and design process from conception to completion, with creativity and autonomy.
“I have the opportunity to continually communicate and collaborate with other team members that are usually stakeholders outside of the design team in a typical architectural firm setup,” Ahmed Elgendy, project manager, said. “This not only helped me develop a better understanding of investors’ and operators’ requirements on projects, but it also improved my interpersonal communication skills.”
Along with countless opportunities for professional growth and development, Braintree employees also have the chance to play and stay active as a team. Once or twice a day, team members participate in ‘movement breaks’ rather than sitting at a desk for hours at a time.
The most common activities and games include 9 Square in the Air, kickball, pickleball, yoga, table tennis and more. An on-site gym is also available to all Braintree employees.
A Harvard health study found that exercise during work hours not only helps to improve physical and mental health, but it also enhances creativity, increases energy, improves concentration, sharpens memory and boosts overall work productivity.
“The people have developed a positive company culture that elevates employee enthusiasm that encourages creativity and productivity,” Kassi Tate, Interior designer and procurement specialist, said. “It is a place that you look forward to coming to work.”
Through daily movement breaks, team members also have the chance to connect outside of a formal work environment which fosters healthy professional relationships.
“Being able to get away from your desk and getting rid of some pent-up energy is always fantastic,” Jacob Rivard, lead architect, said. “But what I enjoy most about movement breaks is the chance to laugh with the rest of Braintree Group’s affiliate companies as we pretend to be professional athletes for fifteen minutes, twice a day.”