Shawmut brings Fred Segal back to Malibu
Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.4 billion national construction management firm, has announced the completion of Fred Segal, one of the hottest new retail destinations in Malibu, Calif., US. Located in the former Malibu Cinemas, the new location brings to life the LA-based fashion brand’s highly anticipated return to the storied neighborhood.
In partnership with three other firms and the Fred Segal team, Shawmut helped reimagine the 4,000-sq.-ft. space that sits across the street from the Malibu Country Mart, the location where Fred Segal had established his first boutique in the 1970’s. Working with an existing façade and shell, the team brought in custom millwork and signage, helping to highlight the brand’s iconic red and blue color scheme. The unique location features gorgeous high ceilings and a large footprint, emphasizing the brand’s vision for the ultimate consumer shopping experience.
“Fred Segal has a longstanding history in Malibu and, following our work on its West Hollywood flagship, we are honored to partner with the brand again to build this shop in such a special location,” says Greg Skalaski, VP of Shawmut West. “This project came at a tough time for the Malibu community and local tradesman, with construction taking place during the devastating area fires. While the complex itself was not directly affected, our talented and nimble team of builders at Shawmut navigated around a handful of complicated logistics to successfully complete the project.”
Shawmut worked closely with existing client Fred Segal to finalize the brand’s Malibu location in just three months, coming in ahead of schedule and under budget. Design elements of the project include white oak wood, copper metal, and industrial polished concrete floors.
The new shop features 22-ft. open ceilings accompanied by hanging lights and a wooden trellis. Red, white, and blue penny tiles and mirrors round out the fresh and open feel of the space. The focal point of the store includes a 25-by-22-ft. hand-painted mural of the storefront by artist Stephanie Rager.
Fred Segal Malibu is the latest in Shawmut’s longstanding portfolio of retail projects in the Los Angeles area, including the brand’s West Hollywood flagship, the first retail location for Tamara Mellon, and flagship stores for Pomellato, Louis Vuitton, and Tom Ford.