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The BAC in the News

WGBH Cites the Green Alley in Story on Weather Patterns More »

The BAC in the News

California's Missing Water Fell On Boston Instead, As Snow

For the past few hundred years, we've asserted ourselves, interfering with the way water's used to doing things by covering the ground with cement and pumping carbon into the atmosphere.

And now, water's evolving in response. Our relationship with it is changing, and that's hard to accept. But we can't ignore that water's moods are getting a lot more dramatic...more.

2015 BAC Huxtable fellows presenting their work

BAC’s Huxtable Fellows Tackle Resiliency

Students explore how to make Boston more resilient to climate change More »

BAC’s Huxtable Fellows Tackle Resiliency

The Boston Architectural College's Ada Louise Huxtable Fellows, who were chosen for the fellowship based on their genuine interest in design and community engagement, have been on the ground tackling one of today's most relevant topics: resiliency in the face of climate change. Over the past four months, the six students have been exploring ways to make Boston's homes and businesses more resilient against projected sea level rise and extreme temperatures associated with the world's changing climate....more.

BAC Events

The Grad Show 2015

May 19–August 17 More »

The Grad Show 2015

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) celebrates a new generation of socially conscious designers with this exhibit. We present the work of the BAC 2015 degree program graduates from graduate and undergraduate degree programs in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies.

Students at the BAC explore the ethical and social practice of design in spatial environments. Their education is balanced in a curriculum that enables students to experience both professional practice and academic disciplines. The dynamic between intellectual ideas and experiential practice in the community is the basis for the meaningful, critical design exemplified in this curated exhibition.


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 »


BAC Students Optimize Design of Bay Cove Human Services

Design for Human Health students redesign local group home for aging residents  More »

Interested in landscape architecture?

Find out why our students love our programs. More »

Interested in landscape architecture?

The School of Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architectural College offers undergraduate and graduate landscape architecture degrees that prepare students to become licensed landscape architects. Our landscape architecture degree programs are professionally accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board. Through hands-on studios that encourage individual thinking and exploration, students learn to find meaningful design solutions to 21st-century challenges. Courses combine social topics like history, policy, diversity, and public art with technical principles including urban ecology, site planning, hydrology, planting design, structural and construction methods, and digital media.

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.

Images of Cuba

BAC Alumni and Friends Explore Cuba

Group travels to experience unique architecture and rich history More »

BAC Alumni and Friends Explore Cuba

This summer, 18 alumni and friends of the BAC embarked on a voyage to explore Cuban architecture. BAC travelers learned about the unique styles and design of the country's architectural history as well as the restoration trades.

The group experienced Cuba's architecture-detailed, colorful, and bright-first-hand through visits to prominent cultural sites....more.

Photos by Madison Dye

07/06/2015 - 07/31/2015

Summer Academy 2015

Design exploration for high school students. More »