BEVERLY HILLS, CA – How do you bring even more luxury to one of the most luxurious streets in the world? Louis Vuitton is glad you asked.
It’s been four months since Shawmut Design and Construction, in partnership with Peter Marino Associates and Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, renovated Louis Vuitton’s iconic 12,675 square foot flagship—and people are still talking about it. Why?
For starters, it’s quite impossible to miss, with a show-stopping new façade that includes massive twisted ribbons of stainless steel and ivory lacquer, complete with two-story high windows. Or maybe it’s the custom staircase that seamlessly connects the three floors, the glass panel sliding doors that lead customers onto the terrace, or the VIP dressing room with custom glass walls.
The entire store is a testament to Louis Vuitton’s vision for what luxury should be, and to Shawmut’s commitment to making sure that vision is realized. The project team installed Barrisol wall and ceiling panels, all new HVAC systems, millwork, stone and wood flooring, new elevators, and a custom lighting package.
Louis Vuitton chose Shawmut not only for its long history of building stores for the luxury retailer, but for Shawmut’s extensive experience on Rodeo Drive—including how to mediate and navigate the many challenges that come with working on this high profile street.