WE DESIGN FOR LIFE
AT ALL SCALES.

AT OUR CORE  
AT OUR CORE

AT OUR CORE

Quality: We create authentic, engaging, high-performance design solutions where every detail matters. Reaching beyond styles and trends, our work is timeless.

Culture: Our people bring a broad range of backgrounds and talents to our team. Bound by a cooperative outlook and a passion for holistic design, we work together, bridging sectors, sharing ideas, valuing individual expression, and having fun. The result of this open-minded, interdisciplinary practice is progressive, life-changing design.

Consensus: To realize a project, consensus is crucial. From the start we work strategically with clients, consultants, communities, and government agencies to preemptively address concerns and rally support. This unifying approach means that our designs—your projects—get built.

HOW WE WORK  
HOW WE WORK

Bound by collaborative energy, dynamic talent and inspired by over five decades of design innovation, CBT is a leading design firm working locally, nationally and internationally in architecture, interior design and urban design creating tomorrow’s landmarks.

We transform values and goals into beautiful results.
We invent unique solutions to everyday problems.
We revel in our consensus-building design process.
We evolve with each project.
We celebrate exceptional design that inspires and excites.

HOW WE WORK

OUR STORY  
OUR STORY

OUR STORY

2017

CBT Celebrates its 50th anniversary with a bold vision for the future.

In a successful spring, six design awards are received: Shawmut Design and Construction HQ (IIDA First Place - Office and People's Choice); Le Meridien at MIT (IIDA Best in Hospitality); Miami University's Western Dining Commons (SCUP AIA/CAE); UTEC (Power of Preservation Award); and CBT was recognized with the IIDA New England Legacy Award.

2016

CBT launches “Housing the HUB: 5 Ideas” as part of HUBweek, Boston’s annual innovation festival.

CBT is listed among the top 50 Design Firms for Sustainability by ARCHITECT Magazine.

2015

The Government Center Garage Redevelopment is awarded the AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.

The Charlesview Residences win the Urban Land Institute's Jack Kemp Award for Excellence.

Masdar City Phase 2 Master Plan Wins the AIA Middle East Design Award.

Principal Haril Pandya speaks at TEDx Fenway: "The Death of the Corner Office."

2014

The Museum of Fine Arts Receives the Boston Society of Architects' prestigious Harleston Parker Medal, an award that recognizes the single most beautiful building constructed in metropolitan Boston area within the past 10 years.

Dave Madson and Philip Casey are promoted to Principals.

2013

Liberty Mutual's Global Headquarters opens in Boston

2012

Atlantic Wharf is recognized with the Global Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute, the NAIOP Sustainable Development Award, and two other distinctions.

2011

Atlantic Wharf opens as Boston’s first LEED Platinum high-rise.

2010

The Museum of Fine Arts' Art of the Americas Wing celebrates its Grand Opening.

Haril A. Pandya, AIA, LEED AP, Kishore Varanasi, and Paul Viccica, AIA become Principals

2009–2000
2009

Charles Tseckares and Richard Bertman Receive United Way Leventhal/Sidman Real Estate & Building Industry Award.

2008

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences opens.

CBT opens a field office in Abu Dhabi to support its work on a large waterfront development project.

2007

CBT celebrates its 40th anniversary, and sponsors the design and construction of a house through South Shore Habitat for Humanity.

Christos Coios is named associate principal.

2006

NorthPoint wins the AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.

The Prudential Center Redevelopment was selected as a winner of the Urban Land Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence competition.

2005

CBT begins work on the Fitchburg State University Antonucci Science Complex

2004

Lois Goodell and David Nagahiro become principals.

CBT invited to participate in Zhongkai Shanghai Residences in China.

2003

Work begins on Puerto Rico Convention Center District Master Plan in San Juan.

Penn State Residence Halls are completed.

2002

The significant addition to Quincy's Thomas Crane Public Library (originally designed by H.H. Richardson) receives a Preservation Award from the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

2001

CBT moves to new offices at 110 Canal Street, where we are today.

CBT hired by Penn State to design one of the largest residence hall complexes in the country.

Early design work begins on Atlantic Wharf.

2000

111 Huntington at the Prudential Center is completed. A number of the city’s leading firms move to the new tower, and CBT Interior Design group designs the new spaces.

1999–1990
1999

The firm is selected to work with Foster + Partners of London on the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1998

Work begins on the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, the historic Memorial Hall Tower at Harvard University, and on the urban design of Fan Pier.

1997

Margaret Deutsch, David Hancock, Christopher Hill, Alfred Wojciechowski are made principals.
 

1995

CBT wins competition for the Waterfront at Pitt’s Bay Road in Hamilton, Bermuda, extending the reach of the firm with a substantial international project.

1992

CBT’s design for Niketown Boston wins the confidence of the Back Bay Architectural Commission to have a contemporary solution in an historic district.

1989-1980
1989

CBT begins the Prudential Center Redevelopment, including 111 Huntington Avenue, CBT’s first major high-rise office building.

1986

The Urban Design Group is formed.

The firm begins work on Clippership Wharf Residence East, the firm’s first major waterfront project.

1984

CBT wins an international competition for urban design of 17 blocks of the Los Angeles Olympic Boulevard, and design of two office towers.

1982

CBT’s Interior Design Group is formed.
 

1980

CBT enters the academic market by winning a competition at Phillips Andover Academy for the design of the Graves Hall Music Center.

1979–1970
1976

CBT is appointed to the President’s Committee on Historic Preservation and receives Special Award for Historic Preservation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Ames Webster
1971
Ames Webster

CBT restores the historically significant Ames-Webster Mansion and moves into the building at 306 Dartmouth Street in Boston.

1969-1967
1968

Second CBT office at 54 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA. Early projects include the first adaptive reuse at 21 Merchants Row and a Revitalization Plan for Adams, MA

1967

CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares is incorporated. First office location, Rawson Road, Brookline, MA.