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.
Margaret Deutsch is the Chief Financial Officer and a Principal at CBT. Margaret is responsible for the financial and administrative management of the firm and is the chair of the Executive Board. Margaret, who has over 35 years of experience in architectural firm operations and finance, joined CBT in 1980. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Piano from the New England Conservatory of Music, a degree in English, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance (with high distinction) from the Bentley Graduate School of Business. Responsible for all the firm’s financial and administrative aspects, Margaret participates in local and national business managerial groups and has represented the firm as a past chair of The Advisory Group (TAG), an active committee composed of CFOs, CEOs and COOs among Boston’s largest architectural firms. Additionally, she maintains an active membership in the American Management Institute’s National COO group.
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.
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.
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.
Lois Goodell is a recognized leader and visionary 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 at CBT, Lois plays an active leadership role in design, management, and development of the firm's interiors work. 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.
Kishore Varanasi is an urban designer, strategist, and educator who specializes in developing authentic design solutions for cities at all scales that address human connection, social equity, and climate resilience.
For 25 years, Kishore has worked to shape cities and communities globally through sustainable and holistic solutions in both the public and private sectors. Kishore’s innovative contributions to communities stem from his ability to inspire creative collaborations among individuals, governments, and businesses while simultaneously creating fresh perspectives and approaches to sustainable city-building and living. As a principal and Director of Urban Design at Boston-based CBT, his recent work includes the Masdar City Master Plan, Lincoln Yards in Chicago, the Blueway at the New England Aquarium, Cambridge Crossing, Boston University Master Plan, Suffolk Downs Master Plan, Hudayriyat Island Master Plan, Bhavani Islands Master Plan, The Riverline in Buffalo, NY, and Ghadan 21 Climate Interventions.
Kishore is a regular critic and teacher at various institutions including MIT, Harvard University, Yale University and the Boston Architectural College (BAC). He serves on the Van Alen Institute Climate Council, BAC’s Board of Trustees, and Boston Harbor Now and Emerald Network Board of Advisors. Kishore's work has been recognized by various awards and organizations including the American Institute of Architects, Rethinking the Future, World Architecture News and Urban Land Institute. He holds a Master of Science in Urbanism from MIT; a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in Hyderabad, India.
Paul Viccica is a Principal and a leader in CBT’s Academic Group. Paul has over 20 years of professional experience in project management and design for universities, colleges, preparatory schools, and public institutions including Middlebury College, Northfield Mount Herman, Champlain College and the Middlesex School. Many of his projects involved the preservation or repurposing of historic and architecturally significant buildings. Paul’s work also includes renovation and new construction of civic facilities. He is a member of Historic Salem Inc. and the Preservation Society in Salem, MA, and is former Vice President and Trustee of Hamilton Hall, Salem, MA. Paul has served as guest juror for the Rhode Island School of Design and as a visiting critic for The Catholic University of America. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami and his Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia.
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.
Charles Tseckares is a Co-Founder of CBT with over 40 years of professional experience in architectural and urban design. He has served as principal-in-charge on a wide range of projects, including academic planning and design, residential and hospitality developments, commercial/office mixed-use developments, and historic rehabilitation. Charles was instrumental in leading our overseas practice including spearheading client development and project offices in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia. Charles is a Member Emeritus Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and is past president of the Boston Society of Architects. He has been honored with the distinguished Citizen of Boston Award and the United Way Leventhal/Sidman Real Estate & Building Industry Award. He has shared his knowledge with numerous academic institutions as a guest critic and advisor including Yale, Harvard, and MIT. Charles received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former Fulbright Fellow at the University of Rome, Italy and received a Diploma in Urban Design and Town Planning.