Restoring History with Ann Beha
Ann Beha is founder and Principal of Ann Beha Architects, a Boston firm known for its exploration of heritage in dialogue with contemporary design. In Boston, they have designed projects for Mass Historical Society, the BSO, the Mary Baker Eddy Library, the Liberty Hotel, and most recently, the New Student Life and Performance Center at the New England Conservatory of Music, where the firm also designed the renovation of Jordan Hall.
Marked by strong educational, cultural, and historical content, Ann Beha’s design work captures the sense of place and history, responding in fresh, modern, and innovative ways. She incorporates craft with technology, creating collaborative, innovative, and flexible spaces for emerging and traditional programs and audiences.
She has been Design Principal for academic projects at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Cornell University Law School, Yale University, and MIT. Her civic projects include the US Embassy in Athens Greece and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
Ann Beha is a graduate of Wellesley College, and holds a Master of Architecture Degree from MIT, was a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Design at the City College of New York.