In 2013, after almost forty years as colleagues (and six as husband and wife), we left leadership positions at successful practices to concentrate on the work that we love—thinking, designing and helping make the world a better place.
We bring award-winning expertise and out-of-the-box thinking to our practice, shaped by our knowledge of the past and our travels to some of the farthest corners of the earth. While sharing values and artistic sensibilities, we offer distinct and complementary perspectives and expertise. Our focused personal commitment ensures thoughtful, strategic and enduring solutions across the academic, cultural, residential and civic realms.
As a native of Maine, Pamela was inspired to find creative new uses to preserve historic sites after wandering through abandoned 19th century Fort Williams on Portland’s Casco Bay as a teenager. Today, she is a national leader in historic preservation and the integration of contemporary design within historic settings. She directed a wide variety of award-winning design projects over twenty-six years as Principal with Ann Beha Architects in Boston, including the Liberty Hotel, Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Cambridge Public Library and the Currier Museum of Art. She has led multi-disciplinary teams to create strategies for landmarks owned by the National Park Service, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the General Services Administration, as well as non-profit clients such as the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Pamela is currently a Professor of Practice in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, teaching a seminar on “Design in Historic Environments,”a section of the Preservation Studio and PennPraxis at Powderham Castle in England. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and taught professional development courses on Preservation and Adaptive Re-Use there for a decade, as well as a Distinguished Firm Studio at Roger Williams University. Winner of a Women in Design Leadership Award and named a Pioneer of Preservation by PreservatiON Mass, she is member of the GSA’s National Register of Peer Professionals and the board of the James Marston Fitch Foundation in New York City. Past service also includes the Boston Landmarks Commission, the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the U.S. Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Pamela is NCARB-certified, and a licensed architect in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New York.
Williams College, BA with Honors in Art
Columbia University, M. Science Historic Preservation
University of California at Berkeley, Master of Architecture
Through forty years of practice, T. Scott Teas AIA LEED AP has demonstrated that great design can be accessible, affordable and sustainable. His work spans a wide range of building types, from affordable housing to four-star hotels, public ice arenas to art museums. Clients have included Colby College, Maine Maritime Academy, Tom’s of Maine and municipalities throughout Maine. Each project has presented materials, styles and building types in a fresh light, with design that respects community character and strengthens social networks. Scott’s resourcefulness and economy of means has created handsome and durable buildings delivered for remarkable budgets.
Scott was a founder of the Portland Society of Architects and the Friends of the Eastern Promenade. He has served on Portland’s Creative Economy Steering Committee, the Breakwater School and the Bayside Community Development Corporation, and is currently on the Board of the Daponte String Quartet. A design critic at University of Maine Augusta and Roger Williams University, he has participated in Portland’s “Architects in the Schools” programs and many community design charrettes. TST is NCARB-certified, and a licensed architect in Maine and Massachusetts.
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, Bachelor of Architecture