Across today’s campuses, learning is taking place everywhere on an ever-expanding basis. Having partnered with colleges and universities throughout the country, we believe that academic environments should offer a range of adaptable spaces—from private to collaborative to lab and incubator areas—that can accommodate students’ diverse needs and learning styles. In addition, any intervention, whether a new building, renovation, or adaptive reuse project, must support the institution’s cultural identity, integrate living and learning, provide sought-after social and amenity spaces, and reinforce notions of connectivity and community. To explore these aspects, during the design process we turn to the people who know the school best: students, faculty, and staff. We revel in the exchange that arises from these rich discussions, and we are thrilled to help shape places of learning for future generations. From the classroom to the residence hall, our forward-thinking design configurations support flexibility, growth, and a variety of environments for all class standings.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian LeBuffe is an Associate Principal and Senior Project Manager at CBT. His work ranges from academic and civic facilities to complex residential and mixed-use buildings. Adrian has managed award-winning projects that require highly technical integration from multiple disciplines and which posed several structural and technical design challenges. Adrian holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and participated in a study abroad exchange program in Lausanne, Switzerland at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He is a Thesis Advisor for Suffolk University’s New England School of Art and Design, and has served as a guest juror at RISD, Northeastern, and the BAC. He is the Vice-Chairperson of the Winchester Design Review Committee and an active member of the Winchester Central Business District Sub-Committee.
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