Today’s mixed-use projects hold tremendous potential in the realm of placemaking and design. In this era of “18/7” do-everything environments where people live, work, shop, eat, and play, we carefully explore each project through the lenses of urban design, architecture, and interior design. We see the challenges of urban sites as chances for creative invention. Drawing on our affinity for interdisciplinary cooperation and clever design solutions, we create lively, beautiful, multi-functional developments that increase the connectivity, visibility, and value of dense urban places.
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.
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 with over 20 years of professional experience as a Project Executive, having led a wide range of projects with specialization in large scale multi-family residential and commercial mixed-use developments. Most recently, these have included the 38-story Avalon North Station, the 30-story AVA Theater District, and Boston's first LEED-Platinum skyscraper ― the award-winning, 1.2 million-square-foot Atlantic Wharf. Phil leads many of the firm’s most complex mixed-use residential projects currently on the rise, including 121 Seaport Boulevard and Waterside Place 2, both in Boston. Phil is an active supporter of the United Way and the Citizen’s School and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.
121 Seaport is situated in the heart of Boston’s booming Seaport District, across from District Hall and Seaport Square Green. Its three-story lobby faces Boston Harbor and opens onto Harbor Way, an expansive 70-foot-wide pedestrian retail promenade that will be located between 101 and 121 Seaport with 20,000 square feet of tree-lined open space. 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
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
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