Learn about Practice at the BAC More »
The BAC's innovative curriculum interweaves traditional academic learning with practice. You earn credit and gain experience by working professional jobs, conducting research, completing independent projects, participating in design competitions, or even by traveling to new places.
We believe that this real-world experience prepares you to be competitive in your field. At the BAC, you not only earn a degree, you graduate with a career.
The Boston Architectural College welcomed over 400 guests to its largest fundraiser ever, the second annual Spring into Design Gala, on April 21, 2016 at the Seaport District's Innovation and Design Building. The event, which was completely sold out in March, exceeded all expectations and raised a record-breaking $350,000 for the College. In only its second year, the Spring into Design Gala doubled its attendance while significantly boosting sponsorships to a grand total of 73 sponsors, 15 event partners, 53 auction partners, and 21 food and beverage partners...more.
Team Submits Ideas for Specialized Housing to Design Competition More »
A team of Boston Architectural College students, lead by Dak Kopec, director of Design for Human Health at the BAC, recently submitted their design ideas to Autism Speaks House to Home, a design competition for the development of housing for young adults who have been diagnosed with autism. BAC students Laura Shrestha, Amela Bejleri, and Jonathan Ehlers teamed up with Dak to research the symptoms and behavioral manifestations associated with adult autism and develop ways operational costs of this type of special housing could be reduced through design...more.
BAC Faculty Member & Alumna Aimee Schefano More »
Crandon Gustafson and Juan De Loera raise funds and run 26.2 miles for the BAC More »
Elizabeth Knott, MLA ’15, pursues career in cultural landscape preservation More »
Longtime supporter of the college passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 More »
Jennifer Stevenson, MDS ’16, explores low impact development with Somerville as backdrop More »
Erica Quigley, Master of Landscape Architecture, infuses passion for play in design of public landscapes More »
Now accepting applications for Fall 2016.
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent spatial design college. The core of the BAC experience is a unique learning model where design education happens in the classroom and in the professional workplace simultaneously. Students work in some 300 design firms while attending their classes and studios onsite or online, earning credit and gaining experience in both settings.
Chris Reed is the founding principal of Stoss. His innovative, hybridized approach to public space has been recognized internationally, and he has been invited to participate in competitions and installations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Middle East, Taiwan, and China.
Reed's research interests include the impact of ecological sciences on design thinking, and city-making strategies informed by landscape systems and dynamics; he is co-editor of a recently published volume of research and drawing titled Projective Ecologies.
Classes are officially over, spring and summer are colliding, graduation (for some) is right around the corner... That means it's time to Parti!
Please join us this year for BAC's annual Parti. Held for the first time ever at our 320 Newbury address, you will be greeted with appetizers, a cash bar, DJ, dancing, prizes, a photo booth—and of course, all of your wonderful peers.