Press Release: Principal Promotion

posted in News on October 20 by Kristen Kearby

Cho Benn Holback + Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Anath Ranon, AIA and Brian Oster, AIA, LEED AP to Principal.

Anath Ranon, AIA has a keen interest in historic preservation as well as adaptive reuse projects, as the intersection of old buildings with new ideas often inspires a design which brings the facilities to more useful and purposeful life for their owners. She is the founder of the AIA Baltimore Chapter Historic Resources Committee, serves on Baltimore’s preservation commission (CHAP), and has lectured and published on preservation issues. At Cho Benn Holback + Associates, she has been involved in a diverse range of award winning projects including Humanim’s American Brewery adaptive reuse project and the Coppin State University Quad renovation. Recent work includes the renovation of Gehry’s Rouse Building in Columbia (now home to Whole Foods) and special projects with the Smithsonian Institution. In becoming a principal, she is excited about her increased ability to impact the direction of the firm while maintaining its commitment to excellent design.

During Brian Oster, AIA, LEED AP’s 17-year tenure with Cho Benn Holback + Associates, he has spearheaded initiatives that include BIM technology and sustainability. Additionally, he is deeply interested in the transformative power of design, arts, and technology in their abilities to revitalize and build communities – an interest that led him to be a founding member of D Center Baltimore and a board member of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. He has designed complex and award-winning projects including Aberdeen Hall at Harford Community College, the Historic London Town Museum and Visitor Center, and the University of Baltimore Liberal Arts and Public Policy Building. He is currently working with HOK on the new Morgan State University Behavioral and Social Sciences Center. Brian is looking toward the firm’s future with a focus on building continuing relationships with its clients and its community, both within Baltimore and beyond.