Alumnae Achievement Awards
Ann Macy Beha ’72
Ann Macy Beha ’72 is founding architect of Ann Beha Associates,
a firm renowned for its commitment to historic
Beha earned her M.Arch. in 1975 from MIT. She stayed
there for another two years as assistant to the head
of the architecture department before entering practice
in Cambridge, Mass. In 1987-88, she was a Loeb Fellow
at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; in 1977, she
founded Ann Beha Associates.
Among her firm's innumerable prominent
projects have been a preservation plan for the Massachusetts
House, the restoration of H.H. Richardson's Austin Hall
at Harvard Law School, the renovation of Wellesley's
French House, the renovation of the Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum, and the creation of planning studies
for the Field Museum in Chicago. Ann also takes pride
in her firm's historic-preservation efforts for community
buildings such as three Cambridge fire stations and several
libraries, places that, she says, "real people actually
use . . . every day."
Beha's focus on research sets her work
apart: She believes that before instituting change,
she must "understand
a building's message, what it has been through, its rhythm
and proportions." This approach resonates with communities
and preservationists across the nation.
Beha has received numerous honors, which include the
Historic Neighborhoods Foundation Preservation Award
and the Victorian Society in America's Lifetime Achievement
Award. She serves on a number of boards, including those
of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
(SPNEA) and Friends of the (Boston) Public Garden.
Ann and her husband, Robert Radloff, live in Boston
with their two daughters.
Photo Gallery: Projects by Ann Beha Associates
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Andover Town Hall
Restoration and renovation; Andover, Mass.
Renovation; Boston, Mass.
The Portland Art Museum
Master plan, renovation, and expansion; Portland, Ore.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art
Galleries, visitor services, library, and conservation-center expansion; Williamstown,
The Fogg Art Museum
Long-range planning and new museum shop; Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Preservation Society of Newport
Restoration and renovation of headquarters; Newport, R.I.
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