We don’t live outside of our homes. We inhabit them, we circulate within them, we infuse them with our lifestyles, and vice-versa. The craft of creating an interior environment – and the many spaces within – must be approached with the right vision, creativity, and acuity. CBT’s multifamily interiors embody each property’s specific character, as expressed from grand architectural gestures down to subtle palette decisions, furniture, look/feel, and, of course, art. We conceive and realize environments that express the project vision and speak to the residents who choose to live there. We relish the exercise of research, discovery, and interpretation to create truly unprecedented living environments that continue to be sought-after gems that exceed the expectations of both our clients and their cherished tenant communities.
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.
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.
Ellen Perko is an Associate Principal at CBT and has over 30 years of experience in a variety of civic and residential projects, with particular expertise in private residential design. An established architect with sustainable design focus, she has a deep understanding of the qualities that make a residence attractive, functional, comfortable, and most importantly, a desirable place to live. In community development and multi-family residential work, Ellen develops design solutions that best respond to a development’s target demographic with the right style, amenities, and unit layouts. Her designs have a human scale and an aesthetic quality is appealing and marketable. Ellen leads CBT’s single-family residential design group and has designed custom homes for a number of repeat clients. Ellen is a sought-after expert in her field, and holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University.
Maureen O’Brien is an Associate Principal and Senior Interior Designer specializing in the creation of luxury and market-rate residential interiors, with experience spanning many other project types. She is a skilled project manager and team leader who places emphasis on both the quality of the design and the quality of the design team. With a sharp business acumen that accompanies her discerning design sense, Maureen is a natural project leader for complex projects. Maureen holds a Master of Interior Design from the Boston Architectural College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from the University of Massachusetts.