Project executive Justin Deveau was honored as one of Providence Business News’ Forty Under 40 recipients, recognized as a top leader building up Rhode Island with spaces that inspire, encourage, and influence future generations. Read Justin’s Q&A as part of his PBN profile here.

Throughout his 16-year career, Justin has built some of Shawmut’s most complex, logistically challenging projects for elite clientele in Rhode Island. This paired with his unparalleled client service and technical judgment has translated to his quick rise to a leadership position at the firm—originally joining Shawmut through the Construction Management Skills Training (CMST) program after graduating from Rhode Island College.

Applauded for his smart, bold, and relentless project approach and commitment to client satisfaction, Justin is widely known for his dedication to being a true partner to clients. Throughout his career, Justin has developed a reputation for his commitment to not just talking the talk, but by walking the walk across the more than sixty projects he’s executed—most of which have been for Brown University.

Justin’s proven track record, coupled with his dedication to client service, safety, and innovation, has led him to become the key account lead for Brown—supporting project execution, deploying collaborative delivery methods, performing sustainability studies, and executing master planning as part of Shawmut and Brown’s strategic partnership. As a go-to partner, Justin leads various trainings optimizing workflow and providing his expertise to further improve team collaboration—from Predictive Index exercises to Lean Construction certification to collaborative and efficient project delivery, like Integrated Project Delivery and Design-Build.

Most recently, Justin led the execution of the Sternlicht Commons and Brown University Health & Wellness Center—the first new building in the university’s housing portfolio in 30 years and only the second higher-education residence hall to utilize an innovative hybrid system of steel framing and cross-laminated timber in New England when completed. Justin’s experience with Brown has culminated to his current project, overseeing the completion of the university’s all-new Lindemann Performing Arts Center—a state-of-the-art, 94,000 square-foot complex atop College Hill that will anchor a future campus arts district and will push the boundaries of innovation in performance spaces. While the project is still in-progress, it has already received recognition and awards on the global stage.

From building spaces that are inspiring a new generation to building up those around him, Justin has built a career that is forged in dedication, promise, and efficiency—consistently exceeding expectations and constantly raising the bar.