Ann Beha Architects Selected to Rehabilitate U.S. Embassy in Greece

Embassy of the United States in Athens, Greece. Image Courtesy of OBO

Besting a shortlist of fourAnn Beha Architects has been selected by the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) to rehabilitate the U.S. Embassy in Athens’ chancery facility and campus. The mid-century facility, a protected architectural landmark, was originally designed by the famed Bauhaus architect with the consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios.

Shelburne Museum / Ann Beha Architects

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Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont is one of North America’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds.

Ann Beha Architects’ design for Shelburne’s new center for art and education establishes a striking presence along Vermont’s Route 7. This project is part of the Museum’s $14M capital campaign. Construction is tentatively planned to start next year with the center opening in 2013.

Currier Museum of Art / Ann Beha Architects

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Ann Beha Architects’ (ABA) renovation and expansion of the Currier Museum of Art has transformed the historic building, welcoming new and diverse audiences, and presenting art in exciting ways.

Architect: Ann Beha Architects
Location: Manchester, , USA
Project Area: 33,000 sqf New Construction, 40,000 Renovation
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Jonathan Hillyer, Bruce T. Martin

Princeton University Carl A. Fields Center / Ann Beha Architects

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Ann Beha Architects’ award-winning design transforms and expands an exclusive men’s club— an 1890’s Italianate structure— into a University-wide Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding. The project restores the historic building, repurposes and expands it, and sets it in a new campus landscape. The original Center, dedicated in the 1970’s, first established a common ground for dialogue on Afro-American issues in a modest former athletic building. This new location creates spaces for research, administration, teaching and community; musical, academic, and social programs. The Center is a hub of activity for groups of all ages and backgrounds and welcomes both on-campus and community groups.

Architect: Ann Beha Architects
Location: Princeton, , USA
Project Area: 5,100 sqf New Construction, 13,700 sqf Renovation
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: David Lamb Photography

The University of Pennsylvania Music Building / Ann Beha Architects

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Ann Beha Architects designed the award-winning Music Building at the University of . The project consolidates distributed academic resources; revitalizes a prominent 19th century landmark; provides new community spaces for faculty and students, and serves as a model for the compatibility of historic and contemporary design expression. As the campus’ first LEED Gold building, this project demonstrates that preservation, new design, and program can together produce a sustainable result.

Architect: Ann Beha Architects
Location: , Pennsylvania, USA
Project Area: 11,200 sqf New Construction, 13,800 sf Renovation
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: David Lamb Photography

The Wheeler School Nulman Lewis Student Center / Ann Beha Architects

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This small Student Center is a hub and hinge for The Wheeler School’s urban campus in , RI. The campus is constrained by its property size, limited green space, and location within an historic neighborhood. Composed of solid, institutional brick buildings and converted residential structures, the campus faces inward, with its back turned to the community. The Nulman Lewis Student Center sets a different course: transparent, welcoming, and decidedly contemporary. It is the new arrival portal, facing and welcoming the community. The setting and neighborhood may have assumed that a traditional building would be the only appropriate answer for its context, but this building looks forward, advancing contemporary design expression within an historic context.

Architect: Ann Beha Architects
Location: Providence, , USA
Project Area: 5,000 sqf New Student Center, 5,000 sqf Renovation to Student Union and Alumni House
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: David Lamb Photography

Cambridge Public Library wins Harleston Parker Medal / William Rawn Associates and Ann Beha Architects

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The Boston Society of Architects/AIA announced the winner of the 2010 Harleston Parker Medal as the Cambridge Public Library by William Rawn Associates Architects and Ann Beha Architects.  Each year, the Society of Architects (BSA) and the City of award the Harleston Parker Medal to “the single most beautiful” building or structure built in the Greater area over the past 10 years.

More images of the winner after the break.