News | July 6th 2021

CBT Welcomes Principal Rick Kuhn

We are happy to announce the arrival of CBT's newest Principal, Richard (Rick) Kuhn, AIA. Rick comes to us with more than three decades of design experience spanning a broad range of building typologies in the higher education, life science, cultural/civic and commercial markets.  

As CBT’s newest Principal, Rick will expand the firm's design reach across our many areas of practice. His passion for and understanding of building design as an evolving holistic process will continue to drive his commitment to creating beautiful and inspired spaces that have a transformative effect on their communities. He brings the firm great value as a sought-after design mentor who will work to elevate the design culture among the professional team here at CBT.

“Rick’s creative perspective, distinctive and award-winning work and vast industry knowledge of all of CBT’s key business sectors will bring tremendous value to our clients and internal project teams,” said David Nagahiro, Principal and President at CBT. “His singular dedication to design excellence will strengthen CBT’s longstanding design culture of building exemplary projects around the world. We are elated to have him on board.

Prior to joining CBT, Rick was a Principal and the Design Director for Perkins&Will in Boston, where he oversaw the design of numerous major projects ranging from public libraries and university campus centers to residence halls and medical centers. Before that, he was a Design Principal and Lead Designer with the multi-award-winning firm The Freelon Group (who joined Perkins + Will in 2014). Throughout his career, Rick has lent his talents to firms around the country, working on projects across all building typologies both nationally and internationally including in the Middle East and Asia.

Throughout his career, Rick’s work has been published extensively and received more than 50 AIA design awards in recognition of his ability to create and inspire thoughtful, innovative, and sustainable design solutions. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Florida and his master’s in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.