BSA Award of Honor
Individual must be a BSA member, current or former, and have made "outstanding contributions to architecture and to the profession" over an extended period of time. (This broad qualification is meant to allow a large degree of flexibility over the years.)
Ann M. Beha FAIA is Principal of Ann Beha Architects, a Boston-based firm known for its exploration of heritage in dialogue with contemporary design. Marked by strong educational and cultural content, and widely honored, Ann Beha’s design work captures place and history, responding in fresh, modern, and innovative ways. She founded ABA 40 years ago to address the overlooked potential of preservation and adaptive reuse to revitalize cities and communities, and expanded the firm’s practice to award-winning new design, nationally and internationally.
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.