Shawmut Joins UMass Boston at Ribbon Cutting

(l-r) Les Hiscoe, Shawmut CEO; Mark Malmquist, project executive; Kevin Sullivan, VP; Bob Wice, general superintendent

Boston – Shawmut Design and Construction recently joined University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Building Authority, Capstone Development Partners, Elkus Manfredi Architects, and Copley Wolff Design Group for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the university’s first on-campus residential facility.

Shawmut CEO, Les Hiscoe, and vice president, Kevin Sullivan, were in attendance to celebrate the residence hall’s official opening.

This fast-tracked, 260,000sf public–private project, was completed in just 20 months and forms the new northern gateway to campus as part of the university’s 25-year campus master plan.

Shawmut constructed buildings that offer a mixture of living styles, from single-occupancy and four-person units to flexible living-learning spaces, encompassing a total of 1,077 beds.

Additional features of the new development include living-learning amenities such as seminar rooms, study lounges, a 23,000sf, 500-seat dining hall, and other conveniences to promote academic and personal development.