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BAC CityLab Fall 2015


Follow our students as they explore the City of Boston More »


CityLab Intensive immerses all incoming undergraduate and graduate students in a series of field-based exercises centered on the exploration of systems, structures, places, and populations that make up the city of Boston. Interdisciplinary student teams work alongside instructors and practitioners to analyze five critical urban lenses: human comfort, mobility/ circulation, open space systems, built form/development patterns, and social/ cultural systems. As an introduction to the BAC concurrent education experience, students develop a strong sense of curiosity, discovery, and appreciation for learning outside the classroom in an applied manner where collaboration and communication are essential.

Follow our students' travels using the hashtag #BACcitylab on Instagram

Intensive Week at the BAC

Check out the photos our distance students shared during their intensive week in Boston More »

Intensive Week at the BAC

The BAC welcomed students in our distance Master of Design Studies program to Boston for their on-campus intensive. The intensive included eight days of applied learning both on campus and throughout the city.

See photos from Sustainable Design

See photos from Historic Preservation

Rapid Jewelry Collection from Design Museum Boston

Engaged Body

Exhibit by Design Museum Boston and Boston Architectural College More »

Engaged Body

The ability to create has always existed, but with new tools come new possibilities. Emerging technologies are creating new spaces for design to happen, enabling designers to imagine and fashion individualized objects, from bracelets to kinetic surfaces that behave differently according to their environment. Engaged Body presents a range of work that allows us to travel to new places, to experience environments on a different scale, and to display style like never before....more.


BAC Instructor Receives Fulbright Award

Samuel Hammer, School of Design Studies, to travel to Sri Lanka  More »


BAC announces new Director of Historic Preservation

Eleni Glekas, Preservationist and Urban Planner, takes on new role within School of Design Studies  More »


The BAC Welcomes Our Next President

Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been selected to lead the Boston Architectural College  More »


BAC Announces Board of Trustees Chair

Dana C. Rowan takes on the leadership of the Board  More »


BAC Director Named to ASID Board

Denise Rush to join the American Society of Interior Designers’ 2016 Board of Directors  More »


BAC Sustainable Design Alumna Noted in Architecture Podium’s International Awards

Kim McCarthy, MDS ’14 wins 2nd Place in the Temporary Structures Concept Category for her BAC Capstone Project, Resilient Crisis Cube  More »

Interested in design studies?

Find out why our students love our programs More »

Interested in design studies?

The School of Design Studies at the Boston Architectural College offers undergraduate and graduate design studies degrees in a range of subjects including historic preservation, sustainable design, architectural technology, and design computing. Our design studies degree programs give students the opportunity to explore design as a method for critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation. Choosing from a range of program options, students craft learning experiences that are tailored to match their education and career goals. Design Studies graduates enter the workplace in a variety of occupations, including emerging and specialized design fields.

Be Inspired.

Discover real design at the BAC. More »

Be Inspired.

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent spatial design college offering professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. 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.

Founded in 1889 as a club for practicing architects, the BAC has remained closely tied to Boston's professional design community throughout its history. Students are taught, mentored, and advised by over 400 practicing professionals, strengthening the connection between workplace experience and classroom learning. BAC graduates are accomplished designers with impressive resumes, portfolios, and professional networks.

Student photos from The BAC's trip to Medellin, Columbia

The BAC in Medellín, Colombia

See students' experiences from our recent trip abroad More »

The BAC in Medellín, Colombia

BAC students and faculty traveled to Medellín, Colombia for 10 days in August, 2015 to participate in a studio on social urbanism in collaboration with the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. The travel intensive will be followed by a studio on campus during the Fall 2015 semester.

See their photos from the trip

Photo by Tom Klein


Opening Reception: Engaged Body Exhibition

Explore our current exhibit on Back Bay Night Out More »


Fall 2015 Student Lecture Series: David Walker

Landscape Infrastructure: Transformation of Urban Centers More »


Admissions Open House

Information on upcoming Admissions Open Houses for prospective students interested in graduate and undergraduate architecture and design degrees at Boston Architectural College. More »


Presidential Investiture of Glen S. LeRoy

Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, will be installed as the seventh president of the Boston Architectural College on October 9, 2015 at the Harvard Club of Boston. More »

10/09/2015 - 10/10/2015

BAC Homecoming Weekend 2015

The Boston Architectural College will host its second annual Homecoming Weekend on October 9 and 10, 2015. Homecoming is an event for members of the BAC community to reconnect on campus and celebrate the history, evolution, and future of the BAC. More »

11/17/2015 - 11/19/2015

ArchitectureBoston Expo 2015

ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest events for the design and construction industry in the country, and the largest regional conference and tradeshow. Drawing 92% of its attendance from New England, ABX's regional reach is its greatest strength.  More »