Historic Preservation

Pamela W. Hawkes

Professor of Practice

Education

Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Master of Science in Historic Preservation, Columbia University
Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with Honors in Art, Williams College

Experience

A Principal with Scattergood Design in Portland, ME, Pamela is a national leader in 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, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Newport’s Fort Adams.

Pamela taught professional development courses on Preservation and Adaptive Re-Use at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design 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 Fellow of the AIA and 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 includes the Boston Landmarks Commission, the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the U.S. Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

Recent Work

Milemebe Secondary School for Girls
Misungwi District, Tanzania

Currier Museum of Art
Manchester, NH
(completed as Principal-in-Charge with Ann Beha Architects)

Liberty Hotel/Charles Street Jail
Boston, MA
(completed as Principal-in-Charge with Ann Beha Architects, as Associate Architect to Cambridge Seven Associates)

Crandall Public Library
Glens Falls, New York
(completed as Principal-in-Charge with Ann Beha Architects)

Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge, MA
(completed as Principal-in-Charge with Ann Beha Architects as Associate Architect to William Rawn Associates)

Selected Publications


Maine Home + Design
"Inspiration, Abstraction, Connection"

Currier Museum of Art
http://www.architectmagazine.com/cultural-projects/currier-museum-of-art...
http://www.architectmagazine.com/projects/view/currier-museum-of-art/309...

Cambridge Public Library
http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/portfolio/2010/10/cambridge_...

Crandall Public Library
http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/libraries-night-crandall-public...

“Is Less More? 20th Century Design Attitudes and 21st Century Preservation,” in David Ames and Richard Wagner, eds.  Design & Historic Preservation:  The Challenge of Compatibility.  Newark:  University of Delaware Press, 2009.

“‘The quaintest of them all:’ The Role of Colonial Revival Histories in the Restoration of Sotterley Plantation by Louisa Morgan and Herbert Livingston Satterlee,” in Richard Guy Wilson, Ed.  Recreating the American Past:  Essays on the Colonial Revival.  Charlottesville, VA:  University of Virginia Press, 2006.

  • Currier Museum of Art Manchester, NH (completed as Principal-in-Charge with Ann Beha Architects)
  • Liberty Hotel/Charles Street Jail Boston, MA (completed as Principal-in-Charge with Ann Beha Architects, as Associate Architect to Cambridge Seven Associates)