Preservation

Transforming a former church building and historic property into an updated facility for the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) allowed for an expanded youth center in support of their work as a multicultural safe-haven for youth development and community outreach programs. Read More

When Suffolk University purchased the theater, it had been unoccupied for 20 years and was in a state of severe neglect. For structural and programmatic reasons, only the facade could be saved. CBT designed the meticulous restoration of the façade, de constructing the Modern’s marble and sandstone exterior block by block, numbering and restoring each piece individually before re-assembly. Internally, a new stage and auditorium is fit into a space only 36’ wide at the proscenium line, and is fronted by a two-story lobby space which doubles as a gallery. Additionally, ten stories of suite-style residential space were built above the theater to serve as Suffolk’s newest residence hall. Read More

There was little choice where this house could be placed. Its site was a small lot, squeezed between 2 other homes, looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. The entire house was designed to maximize the outstanding ocean views. Read More

Prototypical “modern” changes were made in a 1960s addition. The entire interior was removed and a second addition was designed with a hinge point that melds into the existing carriage house. CBT’s addition serves to unify the previous 1960s addition with the carriage house. Read More

CBT collaborated with Foster + Partners, London on the renovation and expansion to Boston's famed Museum of Fine Arts. The master plan and design for this project reconfigures this venerable Boston institution to capture the spirit of the building’s original master plan, add more gallery space, provide a range of public amenities and make it more efficient. Read More

The goals for the residential projects included increasing the percentage of boarders, the number of faculty residences and single rooms in the existing residence halls, and number of beds in a new residential building. Read More

CBT’s design for Middlebury’s Starr-Axinn Center at the former Starr Library reinvents a beloved campus landmark, creates classrooms and faculty offices, brings disparate departments together for increased interdisciplinary collaboration, and redefines the center of an expanding campus. Read More

Now an established part of Boston's skyline, Atlantic Wharf's design that preserves the texture and streetscape of the historic site, and integrates it with a modern high-rise glass tower and luxury residential space. Read More

The campus of Liberty Mutual’s headquarters serves as impressive combination of historical and artistic honor as well as new construction and innovation. Liberty Mutual wanted its space to reflect their longstanding reputation as a Boston-based company, committed to maintaining the integrity of the arts and culture its city. The goal was to incorporate green-friendly initiatives while still remaining respectful the existing campus neighborhood. Read More

CBT completely reorganized the interior to accommodate the needs of a 21st-century appellate court while restoring the building’s architectural features. The renovation provided clarity to the program, building plan and improved vertical movement and access. New program elements were distributed vertically and horizontally throughout the building, and public and private areas were separated for security and safety. Read More

Harvard University sought to restore the Memorial Hall Tower spire which was destroyed by fire in 1956. First designed by two Harvard graduates in 1874, the building commemorates Harvard men of the Union Army who died in the Civil War. Extensive research was conducted to assist in selecting the most appropriate approach for reconstruction, and the final design was selected because it best captured the building’s architectural style and sense of history. Read More

The adaptive reuse, expansion, and careful preservation of a beloved civic icon perpetuates and expands the educational qualities of a former school building into a community centered library. Read More

When complete, Durham.ID will eventually include one million square feet of office space, as well as retail space and 300 residential units. Envisioned as a downtown research hub, Durham.ID will be built around a vibrant core of life sciences and technology in partnership with researchers from Duke University, complemented by an array of arts organizations.  Read More

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