Northeastern University

Ann Beha Architects

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Ann Beha Architects sees architecture as a transforming force for learning, growth and change. Through our projects, and in our studio, we engage in a dynamic, collaborative design process, framed by a commitment to the mission and aspirations of each client. Our projects serve diverse audiences and explore the relationship between heritage and innovation. The architectural expression reflects the special character of the users, the organization and the place.

Our design process is marked by listening, by investigation of options and choices, and by a deep commitment to sustainable design, financial responsibility and durability. Our goal is contemporary design expression which gains meaning from the sensitive transformation of historic sites and natural settings. Clear, flexible organization of spaces and spirited use of form, materials, texture, and light, have established new identities and settings for the arts, education, and the civic realm. ABA's clients include cultural, educational, and community organizations throughout the United States, from world-renowned institutions like the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University to regional colleges and independent schools, religious and civic organizations, museums, libraries and theatres.

ABA Recent Firm Awards:

A 2007 American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Award for the Skillman Library at Lafayette College

A 2006 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Interior Design for the Skillman Library at Lafayette College

A 2006 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award for the Daniel Arts Center at Simons Rock College of Bard

A 2005 Boston Society of Architects Honor Award for Design Excellence for the Daniel Arts Center at Simons Rock College of Bard

Co-op Statement:

The coop program is a critical part of Ann Beha Architects. There are many reasons why we hire NU coops—they bring new ideas and enthusiasm to the office; we learn as much from them and they do from us; and their dedication and willingness to take on anything makes them not just interns, but part of the team.

Each coop’s experience at ABA is different. From feasibility studies to construction documents, from marketing to model building, our co-ops are asked to do it all. We make sure that each student works with various teams and on different types of projects, helping them experience what its really like working in a firm.

Finally, we are committed to an ongoing relationship with Northeastern’s cooperative program, and to making sure that each intern’s experience is meaningful.

With so much to learn in this industry, my experiences at ABA and at other firms have been invaluable in preparing me for a professional career. The designers here are always willing to share their knowledge and allow me to be involved in the architectural process. I feel like part of the team.�?

-Nick Brown BS 2007