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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.

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Model of historic Larz Anderson Park by BAC students

BAC Students Design Scale Model for Local Museum

Collaborative effort produces accurate representation of historic park More »

BAC Students Design Scale Model for Local Museum

Visitors to Brookline's Larz Anderson Auto Museum, home to America's oldest car collection, can now learn about the history of the museum and adjoining park through a scale model made by BAC students. The model is a comprehensive and historically accurate representation of the Larz Anderson Park circa 1927, when it was the estate of Boston socialites Larz and Isabel Anderson. The model, which will now be a permanent fixture at the museum, is the result of a collaborative effort by a group of BAC students...more.

Students receiving graduation awards at the BAC's annual Honors and Awards Ceremony

BAC Announces 2016 Student Award Winners

2016 graduates were honored at the annual awards ceremony More »

BAC Announces 2016 Student Award Winners

Members of the Class of 2016 were honored at the annual commencement eve awards ceremony on Thursday, May 19, where the BAC presented awards to recognize students' hard work. Graduating students celebrated with family, friends, and members of the BAC community at the opening reception of The Grad Show in McCormick Gallery followed by ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students.

Congratulations to all of our 2016 award winners!

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BAC Faculty Member Promotes Accessibility of Higher Ed in New Book

Herb Childress authors “The PhDictionary” to help prepare students for the journey of receiving a PhD  More »


BAC Instructor Presents at Environmental Design Conference

Research explores the concept of relaxing birthing centers  More »


BAC Celebrates 2016 Commencement

Grads receive inspiring send-off as they embark on next chapters  More »


BAC Students Participate in ASLA’s Advocacy Day

School of Landscape Architecture Students head to Washington D.C. for annual lobbying event  More »


Design, Advocate, Teach: All in a Day’s Work

BAC Faculty Member & Alumna Aimee Schefano  More »


BAC Team Designs for Young Adults with Autism

Submits ideas for specialized housing to design competition  More »

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Now accepting applications for Fall 2016 More »

Discover your passion at the BAC.

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.

Unlocking the Beauty of Gates Lecture Video

Now available to watch online

Cascieri 24: Unlocking the Beauty of Gates by Blair Kamin More »

Now available to watch online

The Boston Architectural College was pleased to present the 24th lecture in the Cascieri Lectureship in Humanties series featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin on April 28, 2016. In his lecture, Kamin explored the lore and legacy of the 25 gates that frame Harvard Yard, as well as the way gates delineate space and mark elemental transitions--between ignorance and wisdom, freedom and captivity, life and death.

The Grad Show 2016 Exhibition

The Grad Show 2016

Explore the capstone work of our 2016 graduates More »

The Grad Show 2016

The Boston Architectural College celebrates a new generation of socially conscious designers with this exhibit. We present the work of BAC 2016 degree recipients from undergraduate and graduate programs in the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design Studies...more.

01/01/2016 - 05/31/2016

Student Life Calendar

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