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.
Vickie Alani is a Principal at CBT with 30 years of experience in architecture and interior design for projects nationally and internationally. An expert in multi-family residential and hospitality design, Vickie approaches her work with the fluidity and interconnectivity with which people live today. Regarded for her forward-thinking approach and lifestyle expertise, Vickie is a frequent contributor to the larger discourse on changing residential trends and how to design for an evolving culture. A prominent voice in the design community, she has been featured internationally at conferences and in interviews for her industry-leading insight. Augmenting Vickie’s work is her passion for mentorship and cross-discipline collaboration. She received her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.
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.
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.
David Nagahiro, Principal and President of CBT, is the driving force and inspiration behind CBT’s vision, design ethos and advancement of practice into the next generation. He leads the firm’s most ground-breaking projects, often resulting in the revitalization of undeveloped and underutilized urban sites which create places and buildings that enrich urban and community life.
David is intimately involved in all aspects of design and is recognized for his tireless pursuit of innovation in professional practice, his insistence on design excellence, and his passion for building strong, sustainable, and resilient places and communities. His passion for the profession is matched by his commitment to the advancement of individuals around him, which makes him an extraordinary agent of change both through his projects and his collaboration with others.
A stalwart supporter of the civic fabric of the community, David serves on the Board of Artists for Humanity, the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance, and the Editorial Board of Architecture Boston. He is an active collaborator in HubWeek, Boston’s annual innovation festival, and is a leader in pushing the limits of innovation in art, science, and technology.
David holds a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington State University and attended the Architectural Studies Program at the AA / Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. He has been the recipient of the National AIA Young Architects Award, and is a past Rotch Traveling Scholar.
Haril A. Pandya FAIA is a Principal at CBT and has over 25 years of professional experience in corporate office, hospitality, mixed-use, and retail projects. The leader of CBT's Asset Strategy and Repositioning Group, Haril specializes in providing holistic strategies, rebranding, and repositioning for corporate/commercial buildings and campuses in both urban and suburban contexts nationally and internationally. With a focus on innovative master planning, trending workplace design, and experiential graphics and signage, Haril's group upgrades and transforms existing properties, increasing both a building's value and the client's bottom line. Haril is also a leader in CBT’s Media Lab, the in-house hub for social media, brand graphics, and motion design capabilities. Inducted into the AIA's 2018 College of Fellows, Haril is also a recipient of the AIA’s Young Architects Award and has been named to BD+C's “40 under 40” and Banker & Tradesman’s “New Leaders” lists. He served on the Board of Directors for both the Boston Society of Architects and the Boston Center for the Arts; Haril has also served as a thesis advisor for the Master of Interior Design program at Suffolk and as a visiting critic at the Boston Architectural College. He received both a Bachelor of Building Science and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In addition, Haril is an accomplished touring musician and songwriter and has written and produced several films.
Alfred Wojciechowski is a Senior Principal at CBT with over 35 years of experience in multi-family residential projects and urban high-rises, as well as single family homes, academic, science, hospitality, civic, and retail design. At all scales, his work incorporates holistic thinking between site, exterior, interior, and environmental considerations. He is involved with projects and clients locally and nationally in locations across Florida, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. Alfred is a member of the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, AIA Dean’s Forum, the Boston Society of Architects, a Board Member of Boston’s Back Bay Association and is a LEED-accredited professional. Born in Poland and raised in Canada, Alfred joined CBT in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon.
David Hancock served for many years as Principal at CBT, retiring at the end of 2019 with more than five decades of experience and leadership for urban and mixed-use developments at all scales. His catalogue of work includes 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 served on advisory committees for local government on such issues as smart growth, sustainable design, and historic preservation. He was a regularly invited speaker at national conferences on a range of urban design issues. David was a longtime member of ULI and holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and graduate degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He continues to be a valued consultant to CBT and cherished member of our greater professional practice.
Richard Bertman is a Co-Founder 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.
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