CBT Architects At A Glance

Interior Finishing: 3 |
Construction Complete: 18 |
Project Approved: 10 |
Under Construction: 4 |
Acquired by Proponent: 2 |
Under Official Review: 5

Housing: 26 |
Retail: 27 |
Office: 16 |
Restaurant: 7 |
Hotel/Lodging: 8 |
Parking: 7 |
Educational: 1 |
Other: 1 |
Vacant Land: 1 |
Lab: 1 |
Art Gallery: 1

$0 - $10M: 15 | $10M - $100M: 7 | $100M+: 18


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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.


Avalon Brighton
- Aug 02, 2020

Demo Permit Application Filed for Avalon Brighton Site An application has been submitted to the BLC to demolish the existing structures at 139-149 Washington Street in Brighton. The demo would make way for the approved Avalon Brighton multi-family development. Approved in March 2019, the project is set to include 2 buildings, one to offer 180 apartments, the 2nd to feature 48 condos. Resident amenities would include roof decks in both buildings and a central courtyard. 

The Smith South End
- Jul 30, 2020

CO Issued for 1st Units Within South End Luxury Apt Development A temp. certificate of occupancy has been issued for the first group of units within The Smith South End. The luxury apartment tower offers a range of studios through three-bedrooms. Amenities on-site include a rooftop pool and lounge, media and billiards room, co-working space, plus a fitness center with yoga and meditation studios.

- Jul 23, 2020

Interior Finishing Ongoing for Alyx at EchelonSeaport With the first condo building, 133 Seaport, open and construction wrapping up for the 2nd group of condos at 135 Seaport, interior finishing is also ongoing for Alyx, the apartment tower within EchelonSeaport. Alyx will feature 270 modern apartments, ranging from studios through 3 bedrooms. Units will offer Italian cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops, extra-large windows, and many will feature balconies or outdoor terraces. First move-ins are expected before the end of this year.  

Bulfinch Crossing
- Jul 21, 2020

$9.5M Plumbing Permit Pulled for One Congress American Plumbing & Heating has pulled a permit valued at $ 9,524,522.00 for the plumbing work at One Congress. The upcoming 600-foot tower will feature 1 million square feet of office space along with 11,000 square feet of retail. Planned amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, secure bike room, conference centers, and rooftop.

Suffolk Downs
- Jul 14, 2020

Three Buildings Under Review for Revere Side of Suffolk Downs Site HYM has submitted plans for three additional buildings, 2 mixed-use, and 1 hotel, on the Revere side of Suffolk Downs. These submissions come on the heels of approval for building R-1 a 57,000 square foot office/retail/restaurant building. Check out full details on each building below. Building R-3 The proposed mixed-use R-3 Building, designed by PCA, would range in height from 8 to 15 stories. This building would feature approximately 335,000 square feet of residential space, comprised of a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. The first floor of the building will consist of residential lobby spaces, retail and restaurant uses, approximately 32,000 square feet. The first three floors of the building would offer 191 parking spaces, as well as 7 additional tandem-parking spaces.  Building R-9 This proposed 8-story mixed-use building designed by Icon Architecture would sit on a 3.1-acre lot. This building has been designed to gradually transition the scale of the project from the low-rise R-1 Building to the taller structures proposed in the central portion of the Revere property. The R-9 Building will include approximately 328,000 square feet of residential space comprised of a mix of micro, studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. The first floor of the building would feature around 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.  A first-floor parking garage would include 190 spaces.  Building R-2 Designed by Procon, plans for Building R-2 call for a 6-story hotel building with first-floor retail space. The 77,000 square foot hotel would feature 159 rooms and include a restaurant/bar area with an outdoor terrace on the 5th level.

Cambridge Crossing Parcel I
- Jul 14, 2020

Foundation & Garage Work Continues for Cambridge Crossing Residential Tower Below grade construction continues on Cambridge Crossing's Parcel I in preparation for the first residential building within the development. The building is set to feature nearly 500 residential units along with 3 levels of below-grade parking. The project will also feature ground-floor retail, ample bike storage, and indoor and outdoor amenity space including a pool deck and large common greenspace.

Suffolk Downs
- Jul 01, 2020

Site Plan Approved for First Building at Suffolk Downs Revere has approved the site plan for the first building within the Suffolk Downs Redevelopment. Building "R-1" will include around 57,000 square feet of commercial space, office, retail/restaurant, and a multipurpose meeting space. A large, curved roof will cover the three-story building and distinguish the building as a place for new ideas and collaboration. On the southern side of the building, a series of steps leading up to a second-story terrace will overlook Beachmont plaza.   

Bulfinch Crossing
- Jun 29, 2020

Permit Pulled for Additional Demo at Gov. Center Garage A permit has been pulled for the removal of the roof and tenth and eleventh-floor office space at the Government Center Garage. Elsewhere on the development site, foundation construction is progressing for One Congress. One Congress will offer 1 million square feet of office space of which State Street will occupy over half. The 600-foot tall tower will offer amenities including a fitness center, bike room, conference centers, and rooftop terrace. One Congress is expected to be open in 2023. Photo: Bulfinch Crossing    

Suffolk Downs
- Jun 10, 2020

Revere Grants Site Plan Approval for Phase 1-R of Suffolk Downs: Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements Revere has approved the site plan for the roadway and infrastructure improvements for the Suffolk Downs redevelopment. The work will consist of the construction of a roadway network, utilities, and a stormwater management system for the expected 16.2M square-foot development. As part of the five-phase project, the first phase is also expected to contain 1,870 residential units, 540,000 square feet of office/lab space, 175,000 square feet of retail, 260 hotel rooms, and 2,032 parking spaces. Construction on phase 1 is expected to last through 2024 with the full project build-out going through 2040.  

The Smith South End
- Jun 09, 2020

Interior Finishing Continues for The Smith: Now Leasing for Late Summer Move-In Interior finishing continues for The Smith in the South End with leasing underway for an expected move in later this summer. Units are currently ranging in price from $2825 per month for 470 square feet studios through around $6600 for a 1,328 square foot three beds. Many units at The Smith will feature private balconies, industrial-chic warehouse windows, and moveable kitchen islands.

The Newbury Boston
- Jun 07, 2020

Additional $3.5M Permit Pulled for Newbury Hotel Renovations Columbia Construction has pulled an additional permit for the renovations to The Newbury, Boston (formerly the Taj Hotel). This new permit, valued at $3.5M, calls for the interior fit-out of the 17th & 18th floors including a new commercial kitchen. The updated hotel will include The Rooftop, an elegant dining experience featuring sweeping views of the Back Bay. Construction for The Newbury, Boston is expected to wrap up before the end of the year.

Bulfinch Crossing
- May 28, 2020

Final Touches Underway for The Sudbury: Leasing Kicks off This Summer With leasing to kick off this summer, finishing touches are underway for The Sudbury. The 45-story tower is the first building within the nearly 3 million square foot Bulfinch Crossing development. The Sudbury will offer luxurious homes for both renters and buyers with 368 apartments & 55 condos. The condos will range in size from 1738 to 2766 square feet, with just 5 homes per floor. Condo residents will also have access to an exclusive rooftop garden on the 48th floor. Other amenities, accessible for all residents will include a resort-style pool deck with lounge areas, a wrap-around 32nd floor Sky Deck with fire pits, and a Sky Lounge.    

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CBT Architects's Recent Projects

Interior Finishing
133 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210
Bulfinch Crossing
Under Construction
1 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02201
Suffolk Downs
Under Official Review
525 McClellan Highway, Boston, MA, 02150
Cambridge Crossing Parcel I
Under Construction
20 Child Street, Cambridge, MA, 02141
175 Federal Street
Under Official Review
175 Federal Street, Boston, MA, 02110
Exchange Place
Acquired By Proponent
53 State Street, Boston, MA, 02109
The Smith South End
Interior Finishing
123 East Dedham Street, Boston, MA, 02118
Market Central
Construction Complete
415 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140
J Malden Center
Construction Complete
190 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA, 02148
88 North Washington Street Hotel
Project Approved
88 North Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02114
585 Third Street
Under Official Review
585 Third Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142
121 Seaport Square
Construction Complete
121 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA, 02210