After diving deep into the collaborative working culture of this well-respected, 34-year-old construction company, the CBT created a tailored, responsive, brand-affirming headquarters for Shawmut Design and Construction in 75,000 square feet of space.
One of Shawmut’s core values is “find a better way,” which became the project team’s mantra throughout the project. CBT found a better way to express Shawmut’s philosophy of honesty in construction: they wanted honest materials, without concealments or design techniques that other clients may prefer. The Shawmut brand was expressed through straightforward materials and construction. The new headquarters design reflects the steadfastness of Shawmut’s values; the changing nature of their work as a tech-based construction company; and it promotes greater collaboration to best leverage a team-based approach to projects.