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BAC Class of 2016; Photo by Molly Chase

BAC Celebrates 2016 Commencement

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

BAC Celebrates 2016 Commencement

The Boston Architectural College celebrated its 2016 Commencement on Friday, May 20, at Old South Church in Copley Square. The College graduated 159 students in the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies.

In keeping with BAC tradition, a jazz band accompanied the graduates, special guests, and members of the Board of Trustees in a procession through Boston's historic Back Bay. Under a clear and sunny sky, they all walked in full regalia from the BAC's iconic building on Newbury Street to Copley Square's Old South Church...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 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 »


BAC Dean and Student Run 2016 Boston Marathon to Benefit the College

Crandon Gustafson and Juan De Loera raise funds and run 26.2 miles for the BAC  More »


Landscape Architecture Alumna Takes on Leadership Role at Esplanade Association

Elizabeth Knott, MLA ’15, pursues career in cultural landscape preservation  More »


The BAC Community Mourns Loss of Arthur J. Hurley

Longtime supporter of the college passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016  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.

06/18/2016 - 06/19/2016

CEU Weekend 2016

Join peers and industry leaders at the BAC's annual CEU Weekend More »


New Canaan, Connecticut Architectural Tour

Join BAC President Glen S. LeRoy on a special trip to New Canaan, Connecticut to visit three architectural icons More »

01/01/2016 - 05/31/2016

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