Ann Beha FAIA M.Arch '75 receives 2018 BSA Award of Honor


Anne Beha, FAIA (MArch '75), received the Boston Society of Architects/AIA Award of Honor for her outstanding lifetime contributions to architecture and to the profession.

Beha founded Ann Beha Architects 40 years ago to focus on the potential of preservation and adaptive reuse in revitalizing cities and communities.

Ann Beha has been Design Principal for honored projects at the University of Chicago, Princeton University, Cornell University Law School, and MIT. Her civic projects include the United States Embassy in Athens, Greece, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. She is currently Design Principal for Yale’s new Center for Humanities and for wide-ranging projects for the performing and visual arts, education, and civic resources.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Ann Beha received 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. She is a writer and lecturer, member of Harvard University’s Design Advisory Council, serves on the Industry Advisory Group for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, and is the BSA representative to the Citizens Advisory Commission for the Back Bay Station South End Development.

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