Ann Beha FAIA is a national leader in the fields of preservation, adaptive reuse of existing buildings, and contemporary design on historic and sensitive sites. As Design Principal of Ann Beha Architects, she founded and led the practice for more than 35 years, and with the ABA team, built a national and international practice. She is now senior collaborating architect to Annum Architects.
Ann’s work for the US Department of State, the Smithsonian distinguishes the firm for its national leadership. Her designs have reset expectations for existing buildings, introducing innovative contemporary design to legacy settings. Ann’s current work includes academic , museum, library, and community service buildings, from planning through design and construction delivery.
Recognized nationally and internationally, Ann has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, the Women in Design Award of Excellence as well as the Honor Award from the Boston Society of Architects, and the Award of Honor from the US Department of State, Overseas Building Operations.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Ann received a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, serves on Harvard’s Campus Design Advisory Council. She has taught at City College of New York and in 2023 will be Distinguished Visiting Professor of Design at Yale University.