Behin Ha is a New York City area design studio which focuses on meaningful, creative interventions in the built environment. Experienced in the design and implementation of residential, commercial, cultural, and institutional buildings and interiors, we work closely with clients to understand their needs and generate new possibilities. We approach each project with an open mind and embark on a design process attuned to the project's specific and unique challenges. Behin Ha considers the constraints of site, budget, context, and typology not as limitations but as prospects to explore new potentials born out of necessity. We embrace this approach because it provides the best outcome for our clients, and delight in applying the breadth of our experience towards a wide range of design challenges.
Behrang Behin is trained as an architect and engineer, and has extensive professional experience in both fields. He received a Master in Architecture with Distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 2008, after which he continued as an Aga Khan Fellow to study the intersection of technology, architecture, and sustainable urbanism. His professional experience includes work on large-scale institutional, cultural, and mixed-use projects at Snohetta, REX, and Ennead Architects. Behrang earned multiple awards while at the GSD, including the James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize, the AIA Henry Adams Medal for highest standing in his class, and the Peter Rice Prize for achievement in engineering and architecture. He has lectured, exhibited work, participated in panel discussions, and juried student work at schools of design and architectural associations, including New York’s Center for Architecture, Harvard GSD, University of Toronto, University of Michigan, Rhode Island School of Design, Pratt, NJIT, and NYIT. Behrang also holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. in Applied Physics from Yale.
ANN HA, LEED-AP
Ann Ha is trained as an architect and is interested in a design approach which operates across disciplines. She received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2008 and also holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida. Ann’s broad experience with residential, commercial, hospitality, and institutional buildings has been key in bringing Behin Ha’s projects to fruition. Her professional experience prior to Behin Ha consists of work at firms known for simple, modern, and well executed buildings, including Jeff Jordan Architects, Rogers Partners, Single Speed Design, and Maryann Thompson Architects. Ann was nominated for the James Templeton Kelley Thesis Prize at the GSD, and was a finalist for the 2014 Rotch Travelling Scholarship.