We take the same approach to every construction management project. From day one all the way through the ribbon cutting, we put your interests ahead of ours. We avoid “surprises.” We are proactive construction experts. We think through issues before they become issues. Oh, and we make sure you have a lot of fun along the way. That’s the Shawmut Design and Construction Way. And it’s the only way we’ve ever known.
Jul 10, 2020
Boston Breaks Ground of City Hall Plaza Renovation
Mayor Walsh along with project team members from Shawmut Design & Construction and Sasaki broke ground on the renovation to Boston City Hall Plaza today, July 10th. The renovation will make the Plaza more sustainable and accessible while adding seating and gathering areas. The project will also include 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.
Jun 12, 2020
Construction Continues for Harvard Square Office/Retail Project
Construction is back underway for The Abbot in Harvard Aquare. The project team is currently inserting new concrete floors to interconnect the historic structures. The completed development will offer around 32,000 square feet of office space and 33,000 square feet of retail.
May 12, 2020
Brown University Hosts Virtual Topping Off for Wellness Center & Residence Hall
In what is quickly becoming the new normal, yet another project has marked a milestone moment with a virtual ceremony. On Monday, May 11th, Brown University celebrated the topping off their new Wellness Center & Residence Hall. The 96,000 square foot facility will include a clinical area with 20+ exam rooms plus counseling and psychological services on the lower floors with a 162-bed residence hall on the upper levels. Construction is expected to last through spring 2021. You can check out the full ceremony here
Apr 09, 2020
Permit Pulled for Site Prep for City Hall Plaza Renovation
Shawmut Design & Construction has pulled a permit valued at $1.3M to start setting up fencing and begin site demolition for the City Hall Plaza Renovation. The upcoming renovations will add updated civic spaces to the plaza and new infrastructure will make the Plaza more sustainable and universally accessible. The renovation also includes 3,000 new welcoming spaces for residents to sit, 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, and 11,000 square feet of terraces for pop-up play and interactive public art.
Mar 13, 2020
Renovations Continue at The Historic Landmark, The Langham, Boston
The revamp of the historic landmark, The Langham, Boston in downtown continues. The large-scale renovation encompasses all areas of the hotel which was originally built in 1922 and first served as the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The project, which began this past spring, includes a complete redesign of the guest rooms, a new Club Lounge, two Food & Beverage dining outlets, and enhanced function rooms. In addition, the project will include exterior canopy, awning, and lighting upgrades. Construction Risk Partners supported the project on behalf of Shawmut Design and Construction and procured a project-specific wrap-up insurance program covering the contractors working on site. Here’s a look at what the newly refreshed spaces will look like when the hotel reopens later this year.
Mar 09, 2020
Structure in Place for UMass New Worcester Dining Commons
UMass Amherst's new Worcester Dining Commons is taking shape with exterior work nearly complete and windows being installed. The 87,000 square foot building will feature a ground-floor retail food café, a commercial bakery, and a restaurant space. A “Neighborhood Center” of student spaces is also planned including lounges, meeting rooms, a fitness center, a contemplative space, and music practice rooms. The project is scheduled for completion for the Fall, 2020 semester.
Feb 20, 2020
Foundation Work Underway for Renovation of The Abbot Building in Harvard Square
Foundation work is underway for the renovation of the Abbott Building in the heart of Harvard Square. The updated building will feature over 32,000 square feet of office space plus 33,000 of retail. The project is expected to wrap up in the first quarter of 2021.
Feb 20, 2020
43K SF Retail/Office Project Proposed for Newbury Street Parking Lot
L3 Capital has proposed a 43,5000 square foot retail and office building on the surface parking lot at 149 Newbury Street. The new building would feature 17,500 square feet of retail space and approximately 26,000 square feet of office space. L3 acquired the parking lot in July 2019 for $40M.
Feb 02, 2020
$2.84M Permit Pulled for WeWork Fit-Out at One Milk Street
A permit valued at $2.84M has been pulled for the fit-out of the upcoming WeWork space at the renovated One Milk Street. The permit calls for new finishes to the 3rd-6th floors of the building, around 17,200 square feet in total. Work will also include modifications to HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing.
Jan 17, 2020
$1.55M Permit Pulled for Future Chefs Fit-Out at The Clarion in Dorchester
Shawmut Design & Construction has pulled a permit valued at $1.55M for the fit-out of 5,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space at The Clarion in Dorchester. The space will be home to Future Chefs youth enrichment and culinary training program. The build-out will consist of a trade school and ground floor catering establishment with accessory offices.
Jan 10, 2020
PNF Filed For Langham Hotel Upgrades
While construction kicked off in April 2019, a project notification form has now been submitted for the updates to the historic Langham Hotel. The Project will include renovation of the guest rooms, an updated ground floor lobby area, upgraded conference facilities, a new ballroom, and restyled restaurants. Five of the 317 guest rooms will also be repurposed into a new club lounge. On the exterior, cosmetic upgrades to the marquee, lighting, and signage will also be included. Construction is expected to wrap up in the third quarter of this year.
Jan 09, 2020
Framing Ongoing for Comm. Ave Jaguar Land Rover Dealership
Steel framing is ongoing for the new Herb Chamber Jaguar Land Rover Dealership along Comm. Ave. in Allston. The 192,000 square foot project will include space for showrooms, offices, service bays, and vehicle storage. The property will also include parking for nearly 600 vehicles.
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