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DJSA Architecture Selected to Design Addition to 200 Shuman Avenue

July 12, 2021
Proposed addition to 200 Shuman Avenue, Stoughton MA (Rendering)

STOUGHTON — DJSA Architecture PC has been selected by commercial real estate investment and development firm The Shearwater Companies to design an 80,000 square foot addition to their property at 200 Shuman Avenue, Stoughton.

Their Stoughton property is currently 160,000 square feet 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. DJSA compiled an experienced team to assist with navigating the project through the entitlement process. High Point Engineering and Stoughton zoning attorney Barry R. Crimmins guided the project through town approvals.

“Dennis at DJSA was instrumental in putting together a strong development team, and also in being able to configure 80,000 square foot expansion on a space that was incredibly challenging,” Ciffolillo said. He noted that the site is inundated with ledge, and that the project was further complicated because of a 150 foot electrical easement that runs through the property.

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 Shearwater is looking at an April 2022 date for completion.