CBT Promotes New Associate Principals, Expanding Design Leadership Team

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Joanna Morlot (Photo: Linkedin)

BOSTON – CBT announced the expansion of the firm’s leadership team with the appointment of new Associate Principals in both their Boston and Abu Dhabi offices.

The new Associate Principals, appointed this spring, reflect the firm’s ongoing growth both in size and in design expertise. The elevation of these dynamic design professionals represents the acceleration of the life sciences and innovation design practice; the global growth and international renown of the urban design practice; and the continued expansion of the workplace and multifamily architecture design practices.

CBT is widely known for their highly-attuned design capabilities and human-centered approach to planning and design. The newly named Associate Principals have been instrumental in realizing some of the firm’s most complex recent and current projects, including the LEED-Platinum elliptical tower at 121 Seaport in Boston, the life science/performing arts design at 585 Third Street in Kendall Square, and large-scale master planning for the 161-acre Suffolk Downs development and one of the world’s most sustainable cities, Masdar City in the UAE.

Life Science/Innovation Design

The accelerating growth of CBT’s Life Science/Innovation Industry practice area is demonstrated by the multitude of life science projects at CBT currently in design and construction. The newest leader in this practice is Associate Principal Ariel Brain, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, who has played a critical role in further deepening the firm’s resources, design leadership, and technical expertise for this highly specialized planning and design typology.

Global Urban Design CBT’s global Urban Design practice has consistently grown their knowledge base and research around the imperatives that are affecting worldwide development. CBT’s elevation of Senior Urban Designer Devanshi Purohit, AICP, AIA Int’l Assoc., to Associate Principal, underscores Purohit’s stewardship of the firm’s leadership of resilient, eco-city-building. New Associate Principal Robin Fitzgerald-Green AIA plays a key role in realizing many of CBT’s current large-scale master planning and urban design projects. In response to the firm’s increased planning and design impact in the Middle East, the firm has promoted Talitha Fabricius, CBT’s Abu Dhabi-based Regional Director, to Associate Principal.

Workplace Design

In the firm’s dynamic Workplace Design practice, two individuals have been promoted to Associate Principal: Chris Zbuska AIA, a senior architect who has worked to realize many of the firm’s large-scale, complex interior design projects; and Jan Abercrombie, Senior Project Manager, who manages many of the firm’s high-profile workplace innovation projects. Multifamily and Mixed-Use Design

CBT’s successful multifamily design practice celebrates several new Associate Principals, including leaders in the firm who oversee some of the most complex urban multifamily projects: Elizabeth Bradley, recognized mentor and technical architect; Emil Gosselin, working on the firm’s most recognized high-rise and civic projects; David Ferris, expert and mentor in multifamily planning and design; Jim Burke AIA, LEED AP, senior project manager overseeing several multifamily developments; Rob Hagan AIA, LEED AP, an expert in mixed-use and retail design and management; Henry Weinberg AIA, LEED AP,

and Adam Cuomo AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, both leaders in highly sustainable multifamily and mixed-use design projects; Daniel Gelormini AIA, who has worked on a broad variety of CBT’s multifamily, single-family, cultural, and civic projects; and Marc Moura, a designer whose portfolio spans a wide range of project types including academic, multifamily, and mixed-use typologies.

Strategic Marketing and Communications

CBT’s promotion of firm marketing leader, Joanna Morlot, to Associate Principal, recognizes her five-year partnership with senior leadership in the firm’s ongoing strategic growth and diversification. Joanna’s elevation is both a celebration of her valuable professional contributions and a notable reflection of the multi-dimensional firm culture that CBT represents and nurtures.

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