Shawmut Design and Construction Joins UMass Boston


Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.3 billion national construction management firm, joined University of Massachusetts Boston, Capstone Development Partners, and Elkus Manfredi Architects last week for the topping-off ceremony of the university’s first on-campus residential facility.

Set to open in the fall of 2018, the 260,000-square-foot private-public project will consist of two buildings, ranging from seven to twelve stories, and will achieve a long-held goal of providing students with an on-campus residential option. It will also include living-learning amenities such as seminar rooms, study lounges, a 23,000-square-foot dining hall, and other conveniences to promote academic and personal development.

“We’re proud to be part of this new and innovative public-private partnership model,” said Kevin Sullivan, vice president at Shawmut. “This partnership is a true collaborative effort and we are excited to contribute to UMass Boston’s goal of adding residence life to the campus.”

The new residence hall will offer a mixture of styles ranging from single-occupancy apartments to four-person units, along with flexible living-learning spaces. The project will also form the new northern gateway to campus, and is part of the university’s 25-year Campus Master Plan. Shawmut has recently completed projects at Northeastern University, Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, and Brown University.

About Shawmut Design and Construction

Shawmut Design and Construction is a $1.3 billion national construction management firm with a reputation for completing extremely complex and logistically challenging projects for the most high-profile clients in the industry. As an ESOP (employee-owned) company, Shawmut has created a culture of ownership, proactive solution-making, and forward thinking. Eighty percent of its business comes from repeat clients, proving there is a strong focus on building lasting partnerships.  Shawmut’s unique business model allows project teams to better service clients by focusing their specialized expertise within one of the following areas: Academic, Tenant Interiors, Cultural & Historic, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Hotel, Restaurant, Retail, and Sports Venues. Shawmut has offices located in Boston, New York, Providence, New Haven, West Springfield, Las Vegas, Miami, and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit

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