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Today, workplace design matters more than ever. Shifting demographics and cultural ideals have prompted us to rethink what a work environment can be. Openness, flexibility, increased amenities, employee choice—for us, these concepts characterize the modern office and it echoes a growing population of professionals that understand work as a part of, not separate from, a balanced life. As designers who embrace this work/life mashup, we help clients create dynamic, attractive workplaces that convey the company's unique culture and attract the brightest talent.

Lois Goodell, IIDA
Senior Principal, Director of Interior Design
Jan Abercrombie
Associate Principal
Tarica Leskiw, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP
Associate Principal
Tyler Lombardi
Associate Principal
Lois Goodell, IIDA
Senior Principal, Director of Interior Design

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.

Jan Abercrombie
Associate Principal

With 25 years of design and management of a full range of interior architecture projects, Jan is a skilled and meticulous team manager. She has a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and is a facile communicator with all parties in the realization workplace interiors. Her work has served several industry leaders and knowledge-based firms needing the latest imperatives in future-ready workplace design.

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.

Tyler Lombardi
Associate Principal

Interior designer Tyler Lombardi is a rising specialist in contemporary workplace environments, multifamily residences, and retail interiors. Tyler brings big picture creative vision and fresh curiosity to each project, providing clients with thoughtful options that unearth inspired design solutions. Pairing a meticulous concern for design detail with a collaborative spirit, Tyler translates each project’s design intent into carefully coordinated construction documents. Notable interior projects include CBT’s LEED-Platinum-certified 121 Seaport, innovative workplace environments for Liberty Mutual’s Boston headquarters, and the rich array of residential amenity spaces at Avalon North Station. With both a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Tyler brings added design expertise to CBT through his specialized certification in Neuroscience for Architecture, Urbanism and Design from California’s New School of Architecture & Design.

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