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.
Mar 08, 2020
Amenity Spaces Coming Together at The Sudbury
While interior finishing is ongoing for the luxury residential units at The Sudbury, work also continues for the install of the building's pool. Along with the pool offering amazing views, residents will have access to a fitness center, clubroom, and sky lounge and terrace. The Sudbury will consist of 368 apartment units and 55 condos. The first units are expected to open this spring.
Feb 28, 2020
BioMed Realty Releases Plans for Office/Lab Building at 585 Third St.
After purchasing the site in August 2018 for over $50M, BioMed Realty has now released plans for a 16-story office/lab building at 585 Third Street in Cambridge. The project would also feature a 30,000 square foot performing arts space plus a 10,000 square foot indoor public space on the ground floor. The 250-foot tower does not include any parking on-site as BioMed expects nearby garages to absorb demand from this project.
Feb 20, 2020
43K SF Retail/Office Project Proposed for Newbury Street Parking Lot
L3 Capital has proposed a 43,5000 square foot retail and office building on the surface parking lot at 149 Newbury Street. The new building would feature 17,500 square feet of retail space and approximately 26,000 square feet of office space. L3 acquired the parking lot in July 2019 for $40M.
Feb 19, 2020
Construction Wrapping Up at Gables Seaport: Units Now Leasing
With pre-leasing now underway, construction is wrapping up at Gables Seaport. The 307 unit luxury building offers units ranging in size from 467 square foot studios through 1291 square foot 2 bed/2baths. Amenities will include a 10,000+ square foot 3rd-floor outdoor amenity deck, pool, expansive lounge with co-working areas, and fully-equipped fitness center. First units are expected to open this spring.
Feb 17, 2020
Foundation and Site Work Underway for One Congress
Site and foundation work is underway for One Congress at Bulfinch Crossing. One Congress, the future home for State Street's headquarters will feature over 1 million square feet of Class A office space. Amenities will include a grand three-story lobby, conference facilities, and a one-acre landscaped terrace.
Feb 11, 2020
Mandarin Oriental, Boston Announces Guestroom and Event Space Renovation
Mandarin Oriental, Boston has commenced a four-month $15M renovation project of all guestrooms and event spaces designed to re-confirm the hotel’s position as the premier luxury hotel in the city.
The renovation, which began at the end of 2019, is scheduled for completion in April 2020. The hotel remains open throughout the refurbishment, which is being phased to allow for minimum guest disruption.
Conceived by Champalimaud Design, the scope of work includes all guestrooms and suites as well as the hotel’s 10,000 square feet of event facilities. The award-winning Spa is also being enhanced with the addition of three new treatment rooms and refreshed wellness amenities.
Champalimaud Design has approached the renovation of the guestrooms and suites from a residential point of view, incorporating both early New England design and classic Chinoiserie, the European interpretation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions. The stylish interiors will feature bespoke fabrics as well as updated amenities and technology. The Premier Suites will be enhanced with the addition of kitchenettes.
The event spaces are being designed as ‘ornate jewel boxes.’ The area will be bathed in opulent and creamy neutral tones with complementary accents that give each room its own personality while serving as a transformable canvas for a variety of meetings and events.
“Over the last ten years, Mandarin Oriental, Boston has become an important part of the Boston community and this renovation will further enhance the accommodation and facilities, reinforcing the hotel’s reputation as the best luxury hotel in the city,” said Philipp Knuepfer, General Manager.
Whether visiting the city for romance, business or with a pampered pet, visit Mandarin Oriental, Boston to book one of the hotel’s luxury room or suite packages.
Jan 31, 2020
$1.75M Permit Pulled for Restaurant Fit-Out at Pier 4
Cafco has pulled a permit valued at $1.755M for the fit-out of the restaurant space at Pier 4 on Boston's Waterfront. The work calls for finishes to the dining space plus HVAC, electrical and plumbing. The restaurant will sit on the ground floor of the 9-story condo project, with 106 luxury homes above.
Jan 28, 2020
Deka Immobilien Submits Plans for Renovation of 175 Federal Street
Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH has submitted a small project review application for the renovation of 175 Federal Street. Plans call for the enclosure of the first 2 stories of the building in a canted structural glazing system. As part of the project, the building's lobby would be relocated to the corner of Purchase Street and Summer Street and a new elevator will provide ADA access to a raised platform available to the public. The emergency generator and loading dock would also be relocated and replaced with active uses along the Dewey Square frontage. This new area will create around 12,000 square feet of new space anticipated to consist of active uses such as retail and restaurant spaces.
Jan 24, 2020
Construction Continues on Renovations to The Newbury Boston
Construction continues on the renovation of the The Newbury Boston, formerly the Taj. Work is underway to move the main entrance from Arlington Street to the building’s frontage on Newbury Street. The project will also permanently enclose the existing seasonal rooftop restaurant, update the hotel rooms and add 16 new hotel rooms for a total of 211 rooms. The updates hotel is expected to open this year.
Jan 20, 2020
Interior Finish Work Ongoing for The Sudbury at Bulfinch Crossing
With the first phase of move-ins expected this coming spring, interior finishing is ongoing for The Sudbury, the first building at Bulfinch Crossing. The 45-story tower will feature 368 apartments plus 55 condos. Resident amenities will include a rooftop garden and lounge, fitness facility and pool, clubroom, pet spa, and sky lounge.
Jan 17, 2020
Final Phase of Market Central, Watermark, Now Open
The final building at Market Central, Watermark Central the 19-story tower luxury apartment tower is now open. Units at Watermark Central range in size from 313 square foot studios through 1099 square foot 3 bedroom/2 bath homes and feature views of the Boston skyline along with modern finishes. Resident amenities include a community kitchen and state-of-the-art lounge space, roof terrace with grill areas, lobby with co-working station, and a fitness room.
Dec 31, 2019
$5.685M Permit Pulled for Rooftop Renovations to the Newbury Boston
A permit valued at $5.685M has been pulled for rooftop renovations at the Newbury Boston (formerly the Taj Hotel). The work calls for selective demo plus masonry restoration, glazing, drywall, and paint. Also included is new electrical that will provide a core and shell for the future restaurant that will occupy the renovated rooftop. This work is part of the larger renovation that will also move the hotel's main entrance to Newbury Street and update the existing guest rooms. Construction is expected to wrap in 2020.
No new thoughts. Inquire about becoming a thought leader by clicking