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Adaptive Reuse

One Post Office Square
200 Minuteman
399 Boylston

In today’s market, the strategic re-imagining of space can be the key to increasing a building’s value and its overall competitive edge. Equipped with our real estate acumen and our highly customized approach to adaptive design and building repositioning, we partner with building owners, managers, and tenants to give existing properties the competitive edge in their asset class.

Whether renovation or ground-up, we excel in highest and best-use analysis, revitalizing underperforming assets to increase and improve tenancy, repositioning and branding the building’s identity or improving the public realm, we identify specific points for optimization, we craft holistic, cost-effective solutions that breathe new life into existing sites, transforming their market position, and boosting their inherent value. The result is an attractive, desirable piece of real estate—a winning proposition for all. 

Phil Casey, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Principal
Tarica Leskiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Associate Principal
Phil Casey, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Principal

Phil Casey is a Principal at CBT with over 20 years of professional experience leading a wide range of projects spanning large-scale multi-family residential and commercial mixed-use developments, and future-forward life science and laboratory projects. Most recently, these have included several urban and ex-urban life science master plans and buildings in and around Boston; the award-winning, LEED-Platinum 121 Seaport; multiple high-rise residential buildings, and Boston's first LEED-Platinum skyscraper ― the award-winning Atlantic Wharf.  Phil leads many of the firm’s most complex mixed-use projects that have recently reshaped urban skylines thanks to their distinctive, sustainable, complex design solutions. Phil is an active supporter of the United Way and the Citizen’s School, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.

Tarica Leskiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Associate Principal

A specialist in building reuse, building code, and life safety design, senior project architect Tarica Leskiw leads the technical coordination of complex amenity and specialty space design. Her adaptive design projects feature the sophisticated integration of workplace, retail, hospitality, and cultural environments. A natural team leader, she is expert at solving design challenges during construction to assure each project fulfills its original design intent. As an accredited professional in both the LEED and WELL building certification programs, Tarica is a standard bearer for sustainable, human-centered projects. With a Masters of Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Drury University, Tarica’s projects include reuse design for Boston’s 101 Arch Street and Center Plaza, and CBT’s design of the new 585 Kendall in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, a 500,000-square-foot, 16-story, technologically advanced, hybrid project combining science and the arts.

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