Shawmut Wraps Up Rodeo Projects With Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Gucci

Boston-headquartered construction company Shawmut Design and Construction has worked on many projects on iconic shopping street Rodeo Drive over the years, including the building of shops Tory Burch, Tom Ford and Jimmy Choo.

Recently, Shawmut’s Vincent Spataro was promoted to director of the construction company’s Los Angeles office, where he directs the company’s Southern California projects. He also gave updates on some high-profile projects.

Shawmut will wrap up work on the Saint Laurent flagship at 326 N. Rodeo Drive later this month. The new shop will be a new concept for Saint Laurent, Spataro said. It will be a three-level store featuring intricate metal work and stone finishes. The building is scheduled to be LEED certified, the certification for environmentally friendly buildings.

Shawmut finishes work on the renovation of the Gucci store at 347 N. Rodeo Drive in October. In the first quarter of 2015, construction will be completed on the highly anticipated Louis Vuitton emporium at 295 N. Rodeo Drive. “It’s a departure,” Spataro said of the design. “They made this very unique and very LA.”

Shawmut has also been busy outside of Rodeo. It is working with Topshop on the upcoming location for the UK retailer in Fashion Valley mall in San Diego. It worked on construction for the Uniqlo emporiums in South Coast Plaza and Beverly Center. It also is working on a new Victoria’s Secret location in Las Vegas’s Fashion Show mall.