Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies

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Rendering of the Pentagon Memorial, dedicated September 11, 2008, in Arlington, Virginia

Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies (KBAS) is a design and architecture firm founded in 2002 and based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Its principals are Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman. Among the firm's completed projects are large-scale memorials such as the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia,[1] and business-sized workspaces such as Studio 34: Yoga | Healing | Arts, a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) yoga-and-arts studio in Philadelphia.[2]

In 2006, KBAS was named by the Architectural League of New York as a winner of the Young Architects competition for projects in the theme Instability.[3]

In 2011, the American Council of Engineering Companies awarded the firm their National Honor Award. That year, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America awarded KBAS a Philament Award, and McGraw-Hill Construction selected them for Project of the Year in park/side/landscaping. That same year, the Design-Build Institute of America awarded KBAS their Design-Build Excellence Award.[4]

In 2012, the American Institute of Architects awarded KBAS a National Medal of Service (a gold medallion) at their Architects of Healing ceremony, which honored architects involved in 9/11 memorials and rebuilding efforts.[5]

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