ABA is led by four Principals: Ann M. Beha FAIA, Philip B. Chen AIA, Thomas M. Hotaling AIA, and Steven Gerrard AIA. Established over 30 years ago, the firm has completed projects throughout the United States and is known for its research, quality of design, and the talents and teamwork of its staff.

Ann M. Beha FAIA, Principal

Ann Beha’s projects have expanded the dialogue between tradition and innovation. Marked by strong historical, cultural, and educational content, her work advocates for innovative contemporary design within historic settings and for the sustainable renewal of existing buildings. Clients include the University of Chicago; Princeton University; MIT; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the U.S. Department of State; and the Smithsonian Institution.

Ann Beha is a graduate of Wellesley College, and received a Master of Architecture degree from MIT and a Loeb Fellowship at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. A past Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture at the City College of New York, Ann has been a Trustee and past President of Historic New England, served on Visiting Committees at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is a member of Harvard University’s Design Advisory Panel. Ann has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, an Anniversary Award from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Alumnae Achievement Award from Wellesley College, and the Women in Design Award of Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects.