CBT is a 50-year old firm working nationally and internationally on projects that range from urban district master planning to large-scale mixed-use developments, multi-family residential, hospitality interiors, corporate workplace, civic and academic projects.
From offices in Boston and Saudi Arabia, they have approximately 220 architects, urban planners, interior designers and support personnel working together to deliver unique solutions that respond directly to their clients' needs.
They provide strategic design services in a broad number of project types and styles, and they're skilled in blending high quality planning and architecture with practical goals of building performance, budget and schedule.
In over 40 years of practice, CBT has played an important role in a broad range of projects in diverse settings. Their efforts focus on the creation and rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, campuses and neighborhoods. They have a particular expertise in the integration of modern architecture with historic structures and context.
Dec 11, 2019
Bulfinch Crossing Secures $570 Million in Construction Financing
The Bulfinch Crossing development has secured $570 million in construction financing via Wells Fargo.
Bulfinch Crossing is a 2.9-million-square-foot multi-phased development project that will replace the existing above-grade concrete Government Center Garage with six mixed-use buildings, a pedestrian-friendly streetscape and a public plaza on two appropriately-scaled urban blocks spread across approximately 4.8 acres. The demolition of a major portion of the garage over Congress Street will allow for daylight to shine on Congress Street for the first time in more than 40 years.
Dec 11, 2019
$2.6M Permits Pulled for Interior Renovations to the Mandarin Oriental
A series of building permits valued at over $2.6M have been pulled for interior renovations to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Back Bay. The building originally opened in 2008. Work includes soft renovation and refreshment (new paint, carpet, upholstery and special finishes) of the function spaces and meeting/conference rooms in the Arcade Level. Cosmetic updates will also be completed in the 146 guestrooms.
Dec 10, 2019
Early Stage Site Work Underway for Parcel I Residential Project at Cambridge Crossing
Early-stage site work is now underway for the first residential building at Cambridge Crossing. The project, located on Parcel I, will feature around 500 residential units plus parking for approximately 250 cars and 500 bicycles. The 20 story building will also offer numerous tenant amenities including an outdoor pool deck.
Dec 09, 2019
Gables Residential On Track to Deliver Superior Residential Experience in Spring 2020
Gables Residential, a leader in multifamily development and management, announced today that the highly anticipated apartment community, Gables Seaport, located on 501 Congress Street, will open in Spring 2020. In conjunction with Drew Company, Gables Residential is bringing a 23-story, 307 apartment home building in South Boston’s Seaport District, an area that has been transformed over the last few years into a bustling waterfront destination with new dining, shopping, and cultural amenities.
Apart from the highly desirable location, the building will be distinguished by exquisite amenities and meticulously designed spaces. Residents will indulge in some of the most exquisite features in the area including a terrace designed to be an oasis in the city, complete with swimming pool and an outdoor lounge. Views will be enjoyed by many, and when residents need to travel, they can conveniently do so as the MBTA’s Silver Line is mere steps away.
“Seaport offers many of the qualities we seek in a development opportunity, including an irreplaceable site close to transit, employers, retail and entertainment”, said Joe Shea, Director of Development for Gables Residential. “Drew Company’s history in Seaport has been a great resource, and we look forward to future ventures with them.” Gables Seaport marks the first partnership between Gables and Drew Company in Boston.
“Our focus is on developing communities that offer a variety of amenities and to enhance our residents’ quality of life. In Boston, that lifestyle embraces a vibrant walkable neighborhood with the appeal of a lively urban atmosphere, with access to public transportation. Designed with ‘best in class’ finishes, the studio, one, and two-bedroom units are ideal for someone looking to take full advantage of the Seaport lifestyle,” said Jorgen Punda, Regional Vice President Investments at Gables Residential.
Gables Residential emphasizes sustainability in all of its projects and Gables Seaport is no exception. The building has a number of sustainable elements designed for efficiency including a green roof system that will guide rainfall toward plantings and soil, greatly reducing runoff. The building will be certified, LEED Silver.
Gables is working with CBT Architects on the building design, and Halvorson Design on the roof deck and amenity spaces.
Dec 07, 2019
Facade Install Nearly Complete for The Sudbury
Facade work is nearly complete for The Sudbury, the residential tower at Bulfinch Crossing. The 45-story tower will feature 368 apartments plus 55 condos and is expected to open this coming spring. Resident amenities will include a rooftop garden and lounge, fitness facility and pool, clubroom, pet spa, and sky lounge.
Dec 04, 2019
Snowport Winter Village Opens Tomorrow in the Seaport
Seaport is thrilled to introduce a new winter entertainment destination in Boston: Snowport Winter Village in Partnership with Fjällräven & Capital One Café. Debuting tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th, and open through February 2020, Snowport Winter Village is an interactive winter wonderland featuring a signature ice skating rink and an array of complimentary winter activities, from iceless outdoor curling to yoga and warm beverages. By mid-December, Snowport Winter Village will serve freshly baked waffles by The Waffle Cabin, along with more great things to be announced. Snowport Winter Village spans over 7,000 square feet in total and will be located at 65 Northern Ave (the intersection of Seaport Boulevard and Fan Pier Boulevard). www.bostonseaport.xyz
Snowport Winter Village’sice rink spans over 3,000 square feet and accommodates more than 200 skaters. It will host a variety of winter festivities, such as vibrant light displays, outdoor iceless curling, yoga, seasonal workshops, live music, and themed skate nights. Come mid-December, Snowport Winter Village will also include a warming tent complete with seasonal food and beverage options for skaters and observers alike to enjoy.“As our largest and most dynamic public activation yet, Snowport Winter Villagecreates an entirely new gathering place in Seaport. Snowport Winter Village will provide ample opportunities to experience the season, offering ice skating for families and neighbors; seasonal food and beverage to enjoy with friends, and winter games for all ages. Our hope is to offer an open, welcoming, and festive new destination for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.” says Yanni Tsipis, Senior Vice President, Seaport, WS Development.
Nov 19, 2019
Interior Finishing Has Kicked Off For The Smith South End
With the building envelope nearly complete interior finishing is now underway for The Smith South End. In total, The Smith will bring 650 units of housing, including 65 affordable, 20,000 square feet of retail and cultural space, and 75,000 square feet of new and renovated office space to the South End. The development will also feature a 1-acre community park bisecting the site set to bring walkability and vibrancy so this section of the neighborhood. First units are expected to be available this coming Spring.
Nov 14, 2019
Electrical Permit Pulled The Newbury Boston
An electrical permit has been pulled as part of the ongoing renovations at what is now The Newbury Boston (formerly The Taj). The $1.69M permit was pulled by Aldon Electric. Renovations to the historic building will include updated rooms and the enclosure of the seasonal rooftop. A main part of the renovation will also move the main entrance of the hotel from Arlington Street to Newbury St. Construction is expected to be complete early next year.
Nov 10, 2019
First Units Nearly Complete at EchelonSeaport as Temporary CO is issued for Lobby and Amenity Spaces
With 133 Seaport, A Regent Collection, set to open this Fall, a temporary CO has been issued for building management to access the lobby, 2nd floor, and 5th-floor amenity spaces within this first building of EchelonSeaport. 135 Seaport is set to follow with an opening in early 2020. These two buildings will feature a total of 447 luxury condos ranging in price from the mid $700's to over $5 million. The third and final building will offer 270 apartments and is expected to also open sometime in 2020.
Nov 08, 2019
Final Units Set To Open on December 15th, 2019 at J Malden Center
J Malden Center is a unique transit-oriented mixed-use development that includes 320 residential apartments, 45,000 square feet of office space that will become the new Malden City Hall, and more than 22,500 square feet of street retail. First units are now available with the rest of the apartments expected to open in mid-December. Amenities at J Malden Center include a fitness center and mind/body studio, indoor solarium, club lounge, conference space and gaming areas – as well as over 21,000 square feet of outdoor space that features a swimming pool, lawn area, pergolas, fire pits, lawn games, ping pong, and outdoor kitchen and dining areas. The property also features a roof deck featuring spectacular views of the Boston Skyline.
Nov 07, 2019
Fire Alarm and Electrical Permits Pulled for Everlane Coming to 121 Seaport
Fire alarm and electrical permits have been pulled for the fit-out of a new Everlane Store coming to 121 Seaport. The 50,000 square feet of retail space at the base of the Class A office project is quickly filling up with permits pulled for a Helly Hansen outpost last month. While primarily an online retailer Everlane has been expanding it's brick and mortar presence with the Seaport location expected to open next year.
Oct 31, 2019
Permit Pulled For Temp. Ice Rink in Seaport Square
A permit has been pulled to build a temporary ice rink in Seaport Square at 65 Northern Avenue. During the summer the site is home to the Cisco Beer garden but will now be transformed into a skating rink that will run through March of next year.
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