Shawmut Design and Construction Expands Healthcare and Life Sciences Division

BOSTON, Mass. — Shawmut Design and Construction has announced two new projects and key additions to the management team for its growing Healthcare and Life Sciences division.

Shawmut broke ground on May 12 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Attended by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, the groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the commencement of the renovation of clinical and support spaces within the health center and creation of a new wellness center and additional examination rooms. Shawmut’s work will allow the center to better serve the needs of the community.

Shawmut also recently broke ground at Boston Medical Center on a 35,000-square-foot addition to the Moakley Building. The project includes the new construction of a 31,000-square-foot building with three stories above grade, a basement and a penthouse unit. The team will also renovate an additional 4,000 square feet to connect the addition to the existing building. The project is part of BMC’s Institutional Master Plan, and will enable the much-needed expansion of the emergency, trauma and centralized surgical units, and will house the audiology and digestive disorder departments.

The Healthcare and Life Sciences division has also strengthened its management team with two key new hires. Richard Coe will join Shawmut as senior project manager of the division. In this role, Coe will be engaged in pre-construction and construction services for clients. Prior to joining Shawmut, Coe was a construction administrator at TRO Jung |Brannen in Boston for fourteen years.  Coe graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with dual degrees.

Shawmut also welcomes project manager Kate Simons to the team’s Providence, Rhode Island office. Simons will manage projects at top hospitals, healthcare providers and life sciences companies across New England. Prior to joining Shawmut, Simons managed construction of both large and small projects within the healthcare industry. A LEED and OSHA-certified construction supervisor, she is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology with degrees in construction management and architectural engineering.

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Posted May 19, 2014

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