Raynham, MA – DJSA Architecture PC, was selected by commercial real estate investment and development firm The Shearwater Companies to design an 80,000sf addition to its property at 200 Shuman Avenue, Stoughton.
The Stoughton property is currently 160,000sf in size. Jamie Ciffolillo, one of the owners at Shearwater, said that their defense contractor tenant came to them with a need for expanded space. Without an existing suitable property in Stoughton, Shearwater instead determined that an addition to the existing property might suit their tenant’s needs.
The property contains sufficient acreage to accommodate such an addition, although there were some challenges on the site. Shearwater engaged the services of Dennis Swart and DJSA Architecture, PC, to design an addition to the existing building. High Point Engineering and Stoughton zoning attorney Barry R. Crimmins guided the project through town approvals.
DJSA than brought in Integrated Builders to assist The Shearwater Companies with pre-construction and construction management. DJSA selected Quieto Consulting, Electrical Systems Engineering Inc and H + O Engineering to round out the design team.
The team was able to position the building expansion so that it would meet the tenant needs and deadlines, and not encroach on the easement. As a result, they were able to move the process through the permitting process. Site clearing is scheduled to begin in early July, and the project is expected to be completed in April 2022.