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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 06, 2020
Permit Pulled for Fit-Out of Yoga Studio at J Malden Center
A fit-out permit has been pulled for the Soul City Yoga studio coming to J Malden Center. The project will outfit the space and includes the installation of a new accessible bathroom, reception area, and workout area. The studio is part of the 22,000 plus square feet of retail space within the 3 building J Malden Center project. The development also includes 320 modern apartments and 45,000 square feet of office space for Malden City Hall.
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.
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