Academic

Across today’s campuses, learning is taking place everywhere on an ever-expanding basis. Having partnered with colleges and universities throughout the country, we believe that academic environments should offer a range of adaptable spaces—from private to collaborative to lab and incubator areas—that can accommodate students’ diverse needs and learning styles. In addition, any intervention, whether a new building, renovation, or adaptive reuse project, must support the institution’s cultural identity, integrate living and learning, provide sought-after social and amenity spaces, and reinforce notions of connectivity and community. To explore these aspects, during the design process we turn to the people who know the school best: students, faculty, and staff. We revel in the exchange that arises from these rich discussions, and we are thrilled to help shape places of learning for future generations. From the classroom to the residence hall, our forward-thinking design configurations support flexibility, growth, and a variety of environments for all class standings.

Christopher Hill, AIA
Principal
Lois Goodell, IIDA
Principal, Director of Interior Design
Paul Viccica, AIA
Principal
Christopher Hill, AIA
Principal

Christopher Hill is a Principal at CBT with over 30 years of experience in architectural and urban design. His experience spans a variety of projects ranging from academic and institutional facilities to mixed-use office and residential complexes. He has guest lectured and spoken on the topic of academic residential hall design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, ACUHO-I, ERRAPA, NACAS, SCUP, and the AIA National Conference. He has  published articles in Planning, Urban Land, College Planning & Management, and Multi-Family News. He has contributed research to Campus Architecture: Building in the Groves of Academe by Richard P. Dober, The Residential Development Handbook by the Urban Land Institute, and to the 21st Century Project: The Residence Hall of the Future Sponsored by ACUHO-I. Christopher received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Minnesota with advanced studies in studio art and art history.

Lois Goodell, IIDA
Principal, Director of Interior Design

Lois Goodell has over 30 years of professional experience in the interior design and planning of a variety of workplace, higher education, retail, and mixed-use spaces. As CBT’s Director of Interior Design and leader of the firm’s workplace strategy group, Lois plays an active leadership role in design, management and development. She has the ability to design and create environments that are perfectly attuned to the vision, mission, and values of her clients.  Her award-wining work is interdisciplinary, and fosters a closer connection between education and workplace interiors for high tech, institutional, financial, legal, non-profit and large corporate clients, both national and international.

Paul Viccica, AIA
Principal

Paul Viccica is a Principal and a leader in CBT’s Academic Group. Paul has over 20 years of professional experience in project management and design for universities, colleges, preparatory schools, and public institutions including Middlebury College, Northfield Mount Herman, Champlain College and the Middlesex School. Many of his projects involved the preservation or repurposing of historic and architecturally significant buildings. Paul’s work also includes renovation and new construction of civic facilities. He is a member of Historic Salem Inc. and the Preservation Society in Salem, MA, and is former Vice President and Trustee of Hamilton Hall, Salem, MA. Paul has served as guest juror for the Rhode Island School of Design and as a visiting critic for The Catholic University of America. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and his Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia.

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Boundless Design Supports Limitless Learning at the Fessenden School

The Fessenden School, an independent boys’ boarding and day school, is in their inaugural year with the new Ciongoli Center for Innovation― or “iLab”. Read More

Higher Expectations for Higher Education: Bridging the Gap Between Campus and Workplace

The intersection between academic and workplace environments is constantly evolving: academic spaces shape workplace design, workplace shapes academic, and on and on. Read More

Bowling Green State University Celebrates Greek Housing Grand Opening

On October 1, 2016 Bowling Green State University celebrated the official opening of their new Greek Village with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on campus in the West Courtyard. Read More

After The Ribbon is Cut: The Importance of Post-Occupancy Evaluations

One of the biggest misconceptions about the role of architects on higher education campuses is that their job ends when the building they’ve designed is complete. Read More

Sticking to the Recipe: A Unique Look at the Antonucci Science Complex at Fitchburg State University

Since its completion, the Antonucci Science Complex at Fitchburg State University has been home to hundreds of new course selections in expanded science programs serving the school's 6,800 students. The number of science-related degrees awarded has increased by 39% and FSU had referred to their “golden era for the sciences"   Read More

Middlesex School and CBT Enter Home Stretch of Transformational Campus Enhancements

CBT has partnered with Middlesex School on their most ambitious capital plan yet targeted towards elevating the school's resources and facilities to provide an enhanced academic, residential, and arts experience campus-wide. Visible signs of the campus Master Plan improvements and transformation thus far by CBT can be seen everywhere throughout the campus.  Read More

Fitchburg State University Celebrates Science Complex Dedication

Three years after breaking ground, hundreds gathered on Thursday, May 7 for the dedication of the CBT-designed Antonucci Science Complex. Read More

CBT Receives IFMA Best Practice Award

On May 20th, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) honored CBT's design for the Bridgespan Group's new Boston workspace with a 2015 Best Practice Award of Excellence. The award honors the design/client teams whose project has had a substantial, positive effect on the success of their organization, demonstrated innovation and impact on business objectives, and achieved “above and beyond” the normal scope of job responsibilities.  Read More

Champlain College Unveils Residential Campus

Champlain College students were welcomed back to campus this fall beginning the new school year with a major amenity that has been lacking throughout the College’s 136-year history: a residential campus. Read More

CBT Awarded Bowling Green Greek Village

CBT was recently selected as the design architect for the development of a new Greek housing neighborhood at Bowling Green State University which will significantly improve the overall Greek housing experience for its students. CBT is providing design for 412 new beds, distributed in three townhouse configurations for approximately 32 Greek Chapters. Read More

CBT Leadership Presenting at the Renowned Annual Tradeline Conference

Principal Alfred Wojciechowski and Associate Principal Chad Reilly were selected to speak at the 2014 Tradeline Strategic Facilities Planning and Management conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More

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