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Green Alley Project, Alley #444

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Green Alley Project Honored with Mayor's Greenovate Boston Award

The BAC is pleased to announce the College's Green Alley Project was presented a 2014 Greenovate Boston Award by Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the 8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit on May 31, 2014.

The BAC Green Alley project, constructed in 2013 with assistance from Halvorson Design Partnership, INC, converted Back Bay's Public Alley #444, between the BAC's campus buildings on Boylston and Newbury Streets, to capture stormwater runoff and recharge groundwater, two environmental challenges facing the City of Boston...more

BAC Intensives


BAC's Low-Residency Programs

The Boston Architectural College welcomed students in both the Low-Residency Master of Architecture and Low-Residency Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation programs to Boston for the on-campus intensives from August 9-16, 2014. The Low-Residency programs allow students to study from anywhere while maintaining full-time professional employment through a combination of online and face-to-face learning experiences. On-campus intensives included classroom learning as well as hands-on workshops and field trips throughout the Greater Boston Area.

Follow #BACIntensive to experience the BAC's low -residency programs.

Photo: BAC Instructor and Student working on sketching exercise in Copley Square, Boston, MA; © Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

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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.


Theodore C. Landsmark named President Emeritus of the Boston Architectural College

Appointment follows 17-year tenure as BAC president  More »


Robert W. Ogle and William Remsen Selected by NCPE to Present and Publish Pakistan Case Study

Preservation Education Challenge: Establishing Cultural Heritage Curricula and Professional Practice in Emerging South Asian Democracies.  More »


BAC Student Named 2014 University Olmsted Scholar

Jaryd McGonagle, School of Landscape Architecture  More »


Green Alley Project Honored with a 2014 Mayor’s Greenovate Boston Award

8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit  More »


The BAC Graduate: Success in Today's Job Market

85% Employed in Design upon Graduation  More »

New Student Orientation 2014


New Student Orientation 2014

Welcoming new students to the BAC Community More »

New Student Orientation 2014

The fall 2014 semester is quickly approaching and the BAC is excited to be wrapping up our second New Student Orientation of the summer. Orientation is a 2-day event designed to introduce incoming students to the BAC experience, Boston and help prepare them for success. Led by BAC Student Ambassadors, new students meet key faculty and staff, visit a design firm, and venture into Boston for a sketching activity. Please join us in welcoming this new class of students to the BAC Community!

Photo: Students working on design collaboration activities during orientation; © Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

The installation of the Gateway Parkolation Project parklet outside of Mei Mei Street Kitchen


BAC Partners with Boston Green Academy to Develop a Parklet

The BAC is pleased to announce the successful collaboration between the BAC, the Boston Green Academy (BGA), and community partners to develop a Parklet, an innovative and sustainable urban space for the City of Boston.

The semester-long project, entitled The Parkolation Project, was a collaborative, hands-on learning partnership between the BAC and the BGA through the College's Gateway Initiative, a program which provides pro bono design services to nonprofits and municipal agencies through the greater Boston area. Acting as mentors, BAC architecture students - Risa Ishihara, Ge Wang, Estyvens Torchons and Maria Bolivar - along with BAC Gateway Instructor, Cortney Kirk, Landscape Architect at Copley Wolff Design Group, and Willa Peragine, founder of the Parkolation Project, worked with BGA high school students to develop the design for a kit of parts to be fabricated and installed as a full functioning parklet in downtown Boston.

Summer Academy students working in BAC Studios


Summer Academy 2014

High School Students Design for 21st Century More »

Summer Academy 2014

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2014 Summer Academy High School Design Exploration Program. For the month of July, high school students from the Greater Boston and New England Area worked closely and collaboratively with BAC studio leaders to develop fundamental architectural design skills and were challenged to create design solutions to relevant issues in today's society. On Friday, July 25, 2014, students presented their finished projects during an open house in the studio space of the College's 951 Boylston Street Building...more

Photo: Summer Academy Students working in BAC studios; © Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz


BAC Homecoming

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary with Alumni and Friends of The Boston Architectural College More »

08/22/2014 - 08/30/2014

Fall 2014 City Lab Intensive

City Lab Intensive is a mandatory orientation experience for all incoming undergraduate and graduate students.  More »


Gateway Open House

Learn about Fall 2014 Gateway Projects at the BAC. More »