Environments for civic and cultural activities should naturally enrich and inspire the people they attract. Whether developing world-class exhibition space, restoring a landmark building, or updating a historic library with 21st-century technology, we approach each of these projects holistically. We explore the institution—what it is, who depends upon it, and what it endeavors to become—and devise a plan to underscore its strengths and realize organizational aspirations. We love the ways that architecture and design can bring enduring value to built civic environments and the communities they serve.
Richard Bertman is a founding Principal of CBT. His work graces the skyline and streetscapes of Boston, and he has been the force behind prominent restorations and renovations of historic buildings throughout the Northeast. Richard is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and past president of the Boston Society of Architects, which honored him with their highest individual award for lifetime achievement. For his “dedication to preserving the architectural legacy of Boston,” Richard was personally designated an Honorary Boston Landmark by the City of Boston. He was one of the first architects to be inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame and received a lifetime achievement award from the Boston Preservation Alliance. He holds undergraduate degrees from Harvard University and MIT, a Master of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design. Richard is also known for producing a radical series of three-dimensional mechanical sculptures, meshing together gears, pulleys, switches, and wheels with wire and fabric to forge colorful, moving creations.
Charles Tseckares is a founding Principal of CBT with over 40 years of professional experience in architectural and urban design. He has served as principal-in-charge on a wide range of projects, including academic planning and design, residential and hospitality developments, commercial/office mixed-use developments, and historic rehabilitation. Charles helps lead our overseas practice including spearheading client development and project offices in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. Charles is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is past president of the Boston Society of Architects, and has been honored with the distinguished Citizen of Boston Award and the United Way Leventhal/Sidman Real Estate & Building Industry Award. He has shared his knowledge with numerous academic institutions as a guest critic and advisor including Yale, Harvard, and MIT. Charles received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the University of Rome, Italy and received a Diploma in Urban Design and Town Planning.
Alfred Wojciechowski is a Principal at CBT with over 25 years of experience in academic, science, hospitality, senior housing, civic, office, retail, and residential buildings. He joined CBT in 1985 and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and a graduate degree from the University of Oregon. Alfred is a member of the Boston Society of Architects and is the Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. He serves as Commissioner on the Back Bay Architectural Commission as well as the Newton Historical Commission, and has served on Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Housing Advisory Panel. Alfred has been a visiting design critic at the University of Oregon, Boston Architectural College, Northeastern University, MIT and Harvard University.
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We are proud to announce that the Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) has been named the 2014 recipient of the Harleston Parker Medal Award, a distinguished honor presented by the Boston Society of Architects recognizing the single most beautiful building built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years. Read More
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