Shawmut Design Building 75-Foot Office Building in LA out of Cross-Laminated Timber

Working in conjunction with the Santa Monica, California-based real estate firm Redcar Properties and Portland, Oregon-based architecture and design firm Lever Construction, Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction is constructing a 75-foot-tall, 125,000 square-foot mixed-use office building in Los Angeles using cross-laminated timber.

According to Greg Skalaski, Executive VP of the West for Shawmut, CLT was selected to help the company avoid supply chain problems such as material delays and that helped to speed up the process. Skalaski also emphasized the environmental benefits of CLT construction. The product didn’t need to be shipped from outside of North America; rather the panels were manufactured in British Columbia and sent to California, he said.

This is not first time that Shawmut has used CLT in building projects. In 2020, Shawmut helped construct a new residence hall at Brown University using CLT methods, as well as the North Hall at the Rhode Island School of Design, which the school called “the first CLT-steel hybrid residence hall in New England.”

Shawmut expects the building to be completed in August 2022.

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Shawmut builds 75-foot-tall LA office building using cross-laminated timber