The MathWorks, Inc.

Lakeside Campus Infrastructure

Project at a Glance

Natick, MA



Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Upgraded site utilities and redundant lifelines while ensuring uninterrupted service to MathWorks’ corporate data center
  • Pre-construction support in simplifying the future chiller removal and replacement process
  • Reduced cost and increased reliability through data center equipment design changes

MathWorks embarked on the creation of a new multi-building campus to support their growing employee population. Following the construction of a new, 569-space parking garage, MathWorks selected Consigli to continue our presence on site and act as the construction manager for the new 525,000 sq. ft. campus. The Lakeside Campus features collaborative office and meeting spaces; a fitness center; wellness and recreation space; a full-service kitchen and cafeteria; outdoor social spaces; a green roof; and a 10,000 sq. ft. level-4 data center. The buildings boast high-end finishes and technology to support this innovative organization. Sustainable elements include a greywater harvesting system and photovoltaic panels.

During the design process, our pre-construction team worked with the engineers and architects to design an area to simplify future chiller removal and replacement. Rather than having separate direct expansion (DX) cooling equipment, data center equipment featured rear-door heat exchangers—or active chilled doors—reducing cost and increasing reliability. The project also included two feeds, a substation with a 13.8 kilowatt (kW) feed and a back-up 2 megawatt (MW) diesel generator for resiliency and redundancy. The project also consisted of extensive utility upgrades and demolition of two of the three existing buildings, while the MathWorks’ data center and employees occupied the remaining building—LS1.