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Principles of Networking

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Principles of Networking

Session with Marc Pelletier, Chair of the Board of Trustees More »

Principles of Networking

BAC students and graduates are consistently cited as the most prepared students for the design challenges of the 21st century. While at the BAC, students are already establishing professional networks. At the annual AD 20/21 Gala Preview Party to benefit the BAC, students have the opportunity to represent the BAC as well as to network with representatives from potential design employers throughout Boston. On Thursday evening, March 20th, in preparation for the event, Marc Pelletier, Chair of the Board of Trustees and alumnus of the College, hosted a session where he worked directly with students on the Principles of Networking using personal examples and stories of professional connections.

"Marc knows how to make a great first impression" said Cory Mills, Bachelor of Architecture candidate, who attended the session. "The experience he shared with us turned an intimidating event into a manageable one." Marcus Hamblin candidate for Bachelor of Interior Design commented, "I love learning more about how I can build relationships within the design industry. Connecting with people helps us be able to design for them. After all, they are why we do what we do."

Students left the session prepared and confident to market themselves, not only for AD 20/21, but throughout their emerging careers as designers and representatives of the BAC.

Image Left: © Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

BAC Launches Program in Design for Human Health

The BAC is pleased to announce the launch of a Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health (MDS-DHH), a new degree program designed to provide students with the knowledge to assess and design private, public, and community environments based on the human dimensions of physical activity, cognitive performance, and psychological wellbeing.

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

BAC Merchandise

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the launch of our online store, and our first line of Official College Merchandise. The online platform allows us to offer a wider range of products and styles, and greater availability than ever before.

We invite you to shop the store, and to provide feedback about your purchases and other available products to Michelle Ameno, at michelle.ameno@the-bac.edu. We look forward to collecting your input and using it to inform the way we grow the line of BAC merchandise.

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

Boston Architectural College; 951 Boylston Street


Study Design at the BAC

Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 More »

Study Design at the BAC

Celebrating our 125th anniversary, the Boston Architectural College proudly provides access to a design education for those who have the drive and passion to succeed. The BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. Whether you live in Boston, across the country, or across the globe, one of our onsite or low-residency online programs will provide you an opportunity to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree in design.

Join us Fall 2014. We are accepting applications for our onsite and distance degree programs. If you have any questions or to schedule an individual appointment please contact Admissions at 617 585-0123 or admissions@the-bac.edu.

BAC Director of Historic Preservation, Robert Ogle; Tony Fusco, Fusco & Four, Producers of AD2021; BAC President Ted Landsmark; Antonia Pollak, BAC Overseer and former Boston Parks Commissioner; Marc Pelletier, BAC Board of Trustees, Chair; Pictured with Susan Park

BAC Events

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

Susan Park, Preservationist More »

2014 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Boston Architectural College was pleased to honor Susan Park, President of the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA), with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th annual Gala Preview Party for AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair, now a part of Boston Design Week...more


Instructors announced for MDS in Design for Human Health

Experts and leaders in diverse field, passionate about the impact of design on human health.  More »


2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented at AD2021

Susan Park, Preservationist  More »


The Space of Poetry

Exhibition in the Gallery at 951 Boylston  More »


BAC Student to Present at Preservation Conference

LeeAnne Brooks, Historic Preservation Student, selected to present at Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation  More »


BAC Announces Development of Sustainable Field School in Pakistan

Partnership between BAC and National College of Arts-Rawalpindi  More »


BAC Instructor Honored with 2014 AIA Young Architects Award

Daniel Overbey, AIA, Sustainable Design Institute Instructor  More »

Jamie Schwadel

Featured Student: Jamie Schwadel

Masters of Architecture Candidate More »

Featured Student: Jamie Schwadel

Jamie Schwadel is a Master of Architecture candidate at the BAC and currently works as an Architectural Designer for Cambridge Seven Associates. Her present focus is on designing an Exploratorium in Kuwait. Jamie has seen this project from the beginning stages all the way through design development. The project architect and principal will travel to Kuwait to present the final information and Jamie will be building a detailed model of the design once they return.

In addition to her professional achievements, Jamie found personal success at the BAC. She met her future wife during her first semester math class. They were married in 2010...more

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

Robert Ogle, BAC Director of Historic Preservation; Tony Fusco, Fusco & Four; BAC President Ted Landsmark; Toni Pollack, BAC Overseer; Marc Pelletier, BAC Chair of Board of Trustees; 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Susan Park

BAC Events

AD 20/21 2014

7th Annual Gala Preview Party More »

AD 20/21 2014

The Boston Architectural College was pleased to host the 7th annual Gala Preview Party for AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries & The Boston Print Fair, now a part of Boston Design Week, to benefit the College. More than 600 guests attended the event at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 27 to show their support for the BAC, and to preview this year's collection of modern art and design at the annual show produced by Tony Fusco and Robert Four.

The AD20/21 Gala Preview Party is the Boston Architectural College's premier fundraising event of the year, attracting hundreds of guests from the BAC and Boston's vibrant design community, and has been an important opportunity for the College to raise funds that enhance student experience and allow the College to continue to educate the finest emerging design professionals...more

2012 New Student Orientation (NSO). Students sketching in Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts.


Summer 2014 PCE Registration

Opens April 28, 2014 More »

Summer 2014 PCE Registration

Summer classes, seminars and tours begin June 2, 2014

Registration: April 29, 2014 - May 27, 2014

Summer is short! You have 8 weeks to try something new, how about a course or seminar?

  • The Landscape Institute: design intensives, green roofs, horticulture
  • Design Media: Auto-CAD, Revit, Sketch Up, Rendering
  • Historic Preservation: learn to preserve buildings and cultural landscapes
  • Interior Design & Decoration: color theory, lifetime living, introductory drafting,
  • The Sustainable Design Institute- environmental systems, energy modeling, sustainable communities
  • Walking tours: green roofs, the Emerald Necklace
  • Workshops/Seminars: client conversations, CEU Weekend, window treatments

More information: pce@the-bac.edu

02/14/2014 - 05/01/2014

The Space of Poetry

Exhibition in the Gallery at 951 Boylston More »

04/07/2014 - 06/04/2014

Sea Change: Boston

Exhibition at District Hall in Partnership with Sasaki Associates More »


Summer Academy Information Session

Join us April 17th for an information session to learn more about the design projects, field trips and architectural/design skills you'll gain this July at the BAC Summer Academy. More »


Spring 2014 School of Interior Design Open House

Interior Design Open House More »


Architecture, Robots & Noise: Learn How To Make Your Own Smartphone Speaker

Learn to design a smartphone speaker using computers, robots and wood. More »