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Hany Hassan

Hany Hassan is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and in over thirty-five years of practice, has completed an extensive spectrum of award-winning projects in the U.S. and abroad. As a Partner with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners and Director of the firm’s Washington D.C. office, his work is informed by an integration of his experience in the fields of historic preservation, planning, and architecture. It is a philosophy based on a respect for a building’s historical, cultural, and civic significance. His contributions to important international projects that gracefully contrast new and historic architecture include the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol Building, U.S. Diplomacy Center, Historic District of Columbia Courthouse, the Holy Mosque in Makkah, Exchange Palace in Budapest, Hungary, and the Red Star Line Museum of Migration, Antwerp, Belgium. Based in Washington, D.C., he also serves the architectural community as a National Peer under the GSA National Register of Peer Professionals and as a Board Member of the Washington Architectural Foundation. As a 2012 Likhachev Fellow, his focus was on historic preservation and adaptive use of historic landmarks between three cities, St. Petersburg, Cracow and Washington D.C.

 

What a delightful experience! The Likhachev Foundation Fellowship offered me the opportunity to experience the remarkable beauty of St. Petersburg, an opportunity of a life time. The poetic words of Alexander Pushkin describing the city ". . . Gem of the Northern World, amazing . . ." came to life while I was in St. Petersburg. As an architect I have admired the perfect complement between the built and natural environment, together creating this magical place! No wonder St. Petersburg is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The history and culture of the city is incomparable. I was particularly impressed with your passionate effort to protect the built environment of this unique city while allowing it to grow. The compassion of the mature generation of advocacy groups coupled with the enthusiasm of the younger generation was most inspiring! 

 

Now that I have had this amazing experience I can simply say . . .

 

"St. Petersburg . . a city . . a work of art"