We enter Women’s History Month reflecting on the incredible journey that shaped our practice. Founded by Ann Beha in 1980, our firm is proud of its trailblazing roots. We celebrate Ann and the many women who have contributed outstanding leadership and talent to the field of architecture.
Philip Chen FAIA, with Ann Beha FAIA, Thomas Hotaling AIA, and Steven Gerrard AIA, are pleased to introduce Annum Architects, building on Ann Beha Architects’ accomplishments and a new generation of leadership.
Philip Chen FAIA, firm President, noted: “Annum Architects continues ABA’s remarkable legacy and points toward the future. Our transformative work explores the dialogue between historic and contemporary architecture and is rooted, like our new name, in the idea of time.”
Annum continues a tradition of collective leadership and bridging the past with the future to create timeless new settings that serve and strengthen our clients’ missions.
Nationally and internationally recognized for work in adaptive use and contemporary design in historic and valued settings, Annum will continue to advance innovative planning and design for academic, cultural, and civic organizations.
Annum’s expanded leadership includes Jason Bowers AIA, Katie Gerner AIA, and Ed Rice AIA as Associate Principals; Josh Aisenberg AIA and Bob Carroll AIA joining Elizabeth Nassikas and Ric Panciera AIA as Senior Associates; and Ashley Merchant AIA and Melissa Murphy AIA joining Jackie Flanigan AIA as Associates.
Ann Beha FAIA will be affiliated with Annum as Senior Collaborating Architect, and in 2023 will be Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture at Yale University.
“I am thrilled with Annum’s name, mission, and leadership. These reflect a practice marked by innovation and opportunity.” – Ann Beha FAIA
A minority-owned firm, Annum is committed to inclusion, sustainability, mentoring young designers, and welcoming new voices.
The team accepted two awards at the 2022 AIA Connecticut Design Awards Gala. Our Greenwich Academy New Lower School & Middle School Expansion and Yale University Humanities Quadrangle both received Excellence Awards in their respective categories.
Thank you to AIA Connecticut for these exciting honors and congrats to all the 2022 AIA Connecticut Design Award winners!
Annum Architects has been named a 2022 New England AIA Components Emerging Professional Friendly Firm for our commitment to the development of our emerging team members. Annum recognizes the important contributions of our emerging professionals, offering support through equitable opportunities such as team leadership roles, mentorship, and continuing education. We’re proud to receive this honor and look forward to continuing our dedication to our emerging staff!