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Shawmut Opens Los Angeles Office

Establishment of L.A. Office Coincides with Announcement Shawmut will Build Rodeo Drive Flagships for Ermenegildo Zenga and Tory Burch

Los Angeles, CA – Shawmut Design and Construction, with offices in Boston, New York City, Las Vegas, New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island, is announcing the establishment of its newest office in Los Angeles. Widely regarded as the preferred builder for the world’s most popular and exclusive brands, Shawmut will initially focus on the retail and hospitality sectors.

To coincide with the launch of its Los Angeles outpost, Shawmut is also announcing it has been awarded construction of the Beverly Hills flagship locations for Ermenegildo Zegna at 337 North Rodeo Drive; and Tory Burch at 366 North Rodeo Drive. It has also been awarded construction of Del Frisco’s Grille at 1551 Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

“Shawmut has serviced the needs of West Coast clients for many years, and we are excited to allocate additional resources to this region with the opening of our Los Angeles office as we continue to aggressively grow our market share of business,” said Les Hiscoe, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We look forward to introducing Shawmut’s trademark approach to challenging projects and personalized client service, which has made us a favorite partner on Fifth Avenue, to a wider audience.”

Shawmut has been active in Los Angeles since 1995, and has built more than 75 projects in the area over the last 18 years. The Company’s retail group is active nationwide and is renowned for the construction of award-winning flagship stores, particularly along and near Manhattan’s famed Fifth Avenue. This includes the Apple Flagship; LACOSTE Flagship; Louis Vuitton Flagship; Uniqlo; Barney’s; and others. 

Shawmut’s hospitality group enjoys similar accolades, recently completing Nobu Matsuhisa’s critically-acclaimed Nobu Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway. It has partnered with culinary superstars such as Eric Ripert to complete the James Beard Award-winning redesign of the famed Manhattan restaurant Le Bernardin; The Waldorf Astoria; The Park Plaza; A Voce; Per Se; Nobu 57; and many more.

Top executives from partners such as Burberry, Cartier North America, Chanel, Diesel, Graff Diamonds, Gucci, Hilton Hotels, Kimpton Hotels, Le Bernardin, Louis Vuitton, The Modern, Tom Ford, and many others recently joined Shawmut Design and Construction at New York City’s LAVO to celebrate the opening of the Los Angeles office.

The Los Angeles office will initially employ 10 people, with plans to add additional staff in the future.