Whether designing individual or multifamily residences, we strive to create authentic, welcoming spaces where people can be together, be alone, or simply be. We design residences that resonate with their occupants’ needs and relate to their surrounding context. Interior layout, orientation, light conditions, materials, community connections—we consider these factors and more, thoughtfully exploring the relationship between inside and out, inhabitant and environment, movement and rest. We design residences where you want to start and end your day.
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.
David Hancock is a Principal with CBT with 40 years of experience in urban design and the design and management of building projects of virtually all types including civic, multi-family residential, hotel, institutional, private development, corporate real estate, and transportation. David represented NAIOP on the Commonwealth’s Green Building Roundtable, was a member of Mayor Menino’s Boston Green Building Task Force, and regularly serves on advisory committees for local government on such issues as smart growth, sustainable design, and historic preservation. He is regularly invited to speak at national conferences on urban design issues. David is a member of ULI and holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and graduate degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
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.
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.
David Nagahiro is a Principal at CBT and has 30 years of experience across a broad spectrum of urban design, architecture, and interior design projects. David has led a number of urban design and complex mixed-use architecture projects that have been catalysts for the revitalization of undeveloped, underutilized, and neglected urban sites. His holistic design sensibility and intuitive thinking at multiple scales brings a comprehensive “vision to practicality” approach to master planning, and his extensive experience leading multidisciplinary teams has resulted in creative and innovative solutions to complex urban design and planning challenges. Recognized for his design excellence, David is also passionate about sustainability in all aspects of design. He is a past Rotch Traveling Scholar, and, in 1999, was one of five recipients honored with the National Young Architects Award from the American Institute of Architects. David received his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University and attended the Architectural Studies Program at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.
Phil Casey is a Principal at CBT and has over 20 years of professional experience as a Senior Project Manager leading a wide range of projects with specialization in large scale multi-family residential and commercial mixed-use developments, such as the 1.2 million SF Atlantic Wharf Project, Boston’s first LEED platinum certified sky-scraper. Phil is leading the firm’s most complex large scale mixed-use residential projects currently on the rise in Boston including the 30-story AVA Theater District project, the 38-story Avalon North Station Tower as well as two new Seaport District developments: 121 Seaport Boulevard and Waterside Place 2. Phil is an active supporter of the United Way and the Citizen’s School and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.
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CBT is pleased to announce that AVA Theater District has received a Residential High Rise Merit Award from Multifamily Executive in recognition of its design excellence. Multifamily Executive honors the industry’s best and brightest in all segments of multifamily housing. Read More
CBT is pleased to announce the firm’s participation in HUBweek for a second year! The week-long festival that celebrated its inaugural year last year with over 100 events, including CBT’s “WorkBeat,” is back again with more events that will celebrate innovation at the intersection of art, science, and technology. Read More
The next phase of the Waterside Place development, Phase 1B, has been approved. Located at 501 Congress Street in the Seaport district, the 330,000 square foot residential building is planned to begin construction in early 2017. Read More
New and more detailed plans were released last week for the development of Harrison Albany Block, a 3.1 acre parcel in the South End that borders Harrison Avenue and East Dedham, and East Canton and Albany streets. Read More
On February 4, 2016, CBT celebrated the groundbreaking for Parcel 1B at an official ceremony hosted by Related Beal and attended by Governor Baker and Mayor Walsh. The mixed-use, transit-oriented development is a 239 unit, 100 percent affordable and workforce residential building in downtown Boston’s Bulfinch Triangle that will also contain a 220 room hotel, which Related Beal and Turnberry Associates announced will be a Courtyard® Marriott. Read More
Following years of extensive planning, the Boston Redevelopment Authority Board of Directors has unanimously approved two towers on the site of the Government Center Garage Read More
Today marked a significant milestone for the 121 Seaport project team as CBT, Skanska USA Commercial Development, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the groundbreaking of city’s newest office tower - 121 Seaport - a 17-story, 400,000-square-foot Class-A office building with two floors of retail - in Boston’s vibrant Seaport District. Read More
On October 27, CBT and AvalonBay celebrated the groundbreaking of the new 38-story, 415 foot mixed-use residential tower, Avalon North Station at a ceremony attended by Mayor Marty Walsh, project team members, neighborhood residents and city officials. Event speakers included AvalonBay Senior Vice President Scott Dale, Mayor Marty Walsh, City Councilor Josh Zakim, and West End resident Jane Forrestall. Read More
On July 30, CBT Architects, project developer AvalonBay, and John Moriarty & Associates celebrated the topping off of AVA Theater District, a 30-story multi-family residential tower that will tie together Downtown, Chinatown and the Theater District in Boston, MA. Read More
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