Syros Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Syros is focused on developing new medicines to control genes that cause diseases. The company has the world’s largest collection of gene regulators allowing investigators to spotlight new gene control targets, and craft small-molecule therapies to treat them.
As an outgrowth of Senior Management’s egalitarian views, employees have a variety of choices in which to work: open office work stations, huddle rooms, touch-down spaces, large and small conference/training areas, and lounges. The large conference room serves as a board room, or can be converted to auditorium style seating. The color scheme is a neutral, cool gray background with accent colors of bright blues. The café serves as a lunch room and gathering place with flexible seating for a variety of functions. The research labs include a chemistry lab, biology lab, several tissue culture rooms, freezer farm, equipment storage and autoclave.
“We love the bright colors and natural light from all of the windows. Your idea to put the lunchroom/lounge in the center of the space has worked out beautifully. It’s a focal point that everyone gravitates to. The flow from the offices to the labs and through the space is very natural. We especially enjoy the variety of flexible spaces both for collaborative and individual work.”
Human Resources Manager