Workplace

Today, workplace design matters more than ever. Shifting demographics and cultural ideals have prompted us to rethink what a work environment can be. Openness, flexibility, increased amenities, employee choice—for us, these concepts characterize the modern office and it echoes a growing population of professionals that understand work as a part of, not separate from, a balanced life. As designers who embrace this work/life mashup, we help clients create dynamic, attractive workplaces that convey the company's unique culture and attract the brightest talent.

Lois Goodell, IIDA
Principal, Director of Interior Design
Dave Madson, LEED AP
Principal
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-winning 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.

Dave Madson, LEED AP
Principal

Dave Madson is a Principal at CBT and has 20 years of professional experience in architectural and interior design. A leader in CBT's Workplace Design Group, his expertise ranges from commercial office spaces and civic buildings to commercial projects. Dave has a deep understanding of client service at every level, which has led to long-standing relationships with many of CBT's valued clients. He brings to each commission innovative design solutions that reflect organizational culture, support core business goals, and encourage efficient and pleasant work. He brings both a technical expertise and creative space use to each project, understands how far an interior environment can be pushed to get the most meaningful results. He is a visiting design critic and thesis advisor at the Boston Architectural College and New England School of Art and Design. Dave received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.

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CBT Ranks #50 on Interior Design Top 100 Giants List

Interior Design magazine recently published their annual "Top 100 Giants" list, recognizing the top 100 interior design firms, based on design fees, square feet designed, and design staff reported in 2014 by firms nationally. Read More

Liberty Mutual Project Honored with 2014 Preservation Achievement Award

CBT is proud to announce that the Liberty Mutual Home Office Expansion project has received a 2014 Boston Preservation Alliance Achievement Award. The awards, which are bestowed annually, honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston. Celebrated for their positive impact on the city's built environment, winning projects are looked upon as models for future preservation work. Read More

Liberty Mutual Project Honored with IFMA Boston Best Practice Award

On May 22nd, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) honored the Liberty Mutual Home Office Expansion project with a 2014 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

Interiors & Sources: Next-Gen Lobbies

To attract a new generation of knowledge workers and their tech company employers, commercial owners are investing in designs to reposition & rebrand. How can the buildings of yesterday become buildings for tomorrow?  Read More

A Tailored Approach to Repositioning Projects of Any Size and Budget

In the past decade, building repositioning has become increasingly attractive to office building owners looking to retain existing and attract new tenants. Yet, in the world of repositioning, building upgrades are not one size fits all. Nor is the approach to repositioning as direct as “if you make it pretty, they will sign.” High value building repositioning demands a strategic approach in which the architects and owners work together to solve specific problems with a unique design response. Read More

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