WE DESIGN FOR LIFE
AT ALL SCALES.
AT OUR CORE
CBT is a community of designers and planners who create environments that propel our clients forward.
Members of our multifaceted international team pursue a common goal of realizing equitable and sustainable futures. This is the basis of every space, building, and community that we design.
Working together and with co-creators, we meet global challenges and unlock unexpected solutions that profoundly shape the world around us.
Bound by collaborative energy, dynamic talent and inspired by over five decades of design innovation, CBT is a leading design firm working locally, nationally, and internationally in architecture, interior design and urban design creating tomorrow’s landmarks.
We transform values and goals into beautiful results.
We invent unique solutions to everyday problems.
We revel in our consensus-building design process.
We evolve with each project.
We celebrate exceptional design that inspires and excites.
HOW WE WORK
The inaugural Climate Beacon conference in Boston took place at the New England Aquarium. CBT served as an inaugural sponsor, contributed voices to conference panels, and actively participated as attendees to gather insights to share with colleagues.
CBT celebrates and expands leadership, naming 11 new Associate Principals and 11 new Principals.
Named the 2022 Architectural Firm of the Year by Boston Real Estate Times!
CBT moves from 110 Canal Street – our home for more than two decades – to Constitution Wharf.
CBT celebrated firmwide promotions at various levels, including Associates, Senior Associates, and Associate Principals. The growth of the leadership team involves the addition of 23 new Associates, 7 new Senior Associates, and 16 new Associate Principals across both our Boston and Abu Dhabi offices.
Woburn Public Library received recognition through three distinguished awards: the AIA New England's Honor Award for Design Excellence, the Boston Society of Architecture's Best of Boston Award, and the Boston Society of Architecture's Honor Award for Design Excellence.
Construction of The Harvey, a 177-unit residential building spanning six stories, has been completed in the famed Hood Park located in Charlestown, Massachusetts. This project has achieved recognition as the first LEED platinum multifamily building in Boston and has also received the Green Home of the Year award from the Built Environment Plus Green Showcase.
CBT Principal Vickie Alani AIA named one of Boston’s Top 10 Women in Real Estate by the Boston Real Estate Times.
CBT’s successful competition entry for BSA’s exhibition gallery space went on display − Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies, an interactive public exhibition that provides a thoughtful lens through which to examine current conditions of our urban environments and the future of emerging technologies in the design and development of global cities.
The historic Massachusetts State Senate Chamber was completed and recognized for four prestigious awards (Boston Society of Architects Accessible Design Award; a Boston Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Award; the BPA Fan Favorite award; and an Association of General Contractors Build New England Award).
121 Seaport shifts the paradigm for Boston Seaport architecture and LEED-Platinum design.
10 Farnsworth makes headlines with multiple awards for preservation and design excellence (BSA, the BPA, and AIA New England).
CBT is listed among the top 50 Design Firms for Business, Design, and Sustainability by ARCHITECT Magazine for the third year in a row.
CBT Celebrates its 50th anniversary with a bold vision for the future.
In a successful spring, six design awards are received: Shawmut Design and Construction HQ (IIDA First Place - Office and People's Choice); Le Meridien at MIT (IIDA Best in Hospitality); Miami University's Western Dining Commons (SCUP AIA/CAE); UTEC (Power of Preservation Award); and CBT was recognized with the IIDA New England Legacy Award.
CBT launches “Housing the HUB: 5 Ideas” as part of HUBweek, Boston’s annual innovation festival.
CBT is listed among the top 50 Design Firms for Sustainability by ARCHITECT Magazine.
The Government Center Garage Redevelopment is awarded the AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.
The Charlesview Residences win the Urban Land Institute's Jack Kemp Award for Excellence.
Masdar City Phase 2 Master Plan Wins the AIA Middle East Design Award.
The Museum of Fine Arts Receives the Boston Society of Architects' prestigious Harleston Parker Medal, an award that recognizes the single most beautiful building constructed in metropolitan Boston area within the past 10 years.
Liberty Mutual's Global Headquarters opens in Boston
Atlantic Wharf is recognized with the Global Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute, the NAIOP Sustainable Development Award, and two other distinctions.
Atlantic Wharf opens as Boston’s first LEED Platinum high-rise.
The Museum of Fine Arts' Art of the Americas Wing celebrates its Grand Opening.
Charles Tseckares and Richard Bertman Receive United Way Leventhal/Sidman Real Estate & Building Industry Award.
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Residences open.
CBT opens a field office in Abu Dhabi to support its work on a large waterfront development project.
CBT celebrates its 40th anniversary, and sponsors the design and construction of a house through South Shore Habitat for Humanity.
NorthPoint (now Cambridge Crossing) wins the AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.
The Prudential Center Redevelopment was selected as a winner of the Urban Land Institute’s Global Awards for Excellence competition.
CBT begins work on the Fitchburg State University Antonucci Science Complex
Lois Goodell and David Nagahiro become principals.
CBT invited to participate in Zhongkai Shanghai Residences in China.
Work begins on Puerto Rico Convention Center District Master Plan in San Juan.
Penn State Residence Halls are completed.
The significant addition to Quincy's Thomas Crane Public Library (originally designed by H.H. Richardson) receives a Preservation Award from the Massachusetts Historical Commission.
CBT moves to new offices at 110 Canal Street.
CBT hired by Penn State to design one of the largest residence hall complexes in the country.
Early design work begins on Atlantic Wharf.
111 Huntington at the Prudential Center is completed. A number of the city’s leading firms move to the new tower, and CBT Interior Design group designs the new spaces.
The firm is selected to work with Foster + Partners of London on the expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Work begins on the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston, the historic Memorial Hall Tower at Harvard University, and on the urban design of Fan Pier.
Margaret Deutsch, David Hancock, Christopher Hill, Alfred Wojciechowski are made principals.
CBT wins competition for the Waterfront at Pitt’s Bay Road in Hamilton, Bermuda, extending the reach of the firm with a substantial international project.
CBT’s design for Niketown Boston wins the confidence of the Back Bay Architectural Commission to have a contemporary solution in an historic district.
CBT begins the Prudential Center Redevelopment, including 111 Huntington Avenue, CBT’s first major high-rise office building.
The Urban Design Group is formed.
The firm begins work on Clippership Wharf Residence East, the firm’s first major waterfront project.
CBT wins an international competition for urban design of 17 blocks of the Los Angeles Olympic Boulevard, and design of two office towers.
CBT’s Interior Design Group is formed.
CBT enters the academic market by winning a competition at Phillips Andover Academy for the design of the Graves Hall Music Center.
CBT is appointed to the President’s Committee on Historic Preservation and receives Special Award for Historic Preservation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
CBT restores the historically significant Ames-Webster Mansion and moves into the building at 306 Dartmouth Street in Boston.
Second CBT office at 54 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA. Early projects include the first adaptive reuse at 21 Merchants Row and a Revitalization Plan for Adams, MA
CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares is incorporated. First office location, Rawson Road, Brookline, MA.