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BAC Commencement 2015

Congratulations to our 2015 Grads!

We graduated 170 architects and designers on May 22, 2015 More »

Congratulations to our 2015 Grads!

The Boston Architectural College celebrated its 2015 Commencement on Friday, May 22 at Old South Church in Copley Square. The College graduated 170 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 the city of Boston's historic Back Bay. They walked in full regalia from the iconic BAC building on Newbury Street to the church building in Copley Square....more.

Kim McCarthy Capstone Project: Resilient Crisis Cube

Alumna Noted in Architecture Podium’s International Awards

The BAC is pleased to announce Kim McCarthy, MDS '14, has been awarded second place in the Temporary Structures Concept Design Category in Architecture Podium's International Architecture Awards 2015. She earned the award in recognition of her Master of Design Studies capstone project, Resilient Crisis Cube.

The Resilient Crisis Cube is an off-grid emergency shelter, which incorporates resilient concepts into the design. It is intended to provide shelter, energy, water collection, and food production to its occupants, who would receive it following damage or complete loss of property following a disaster...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 2015 Award Winners

Members of the Class of 2015 were honored at the annual commencement eve awards ceremony on Thursday, May 21  More »


BAC Students Optimize Design of Bay Cove Human Services

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


A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleu Prize Winner Named

Rand Lemley, Bachelor of Architecture Candidate  More »


BAC Students Participate in ASLA’s Advocacy Day

School of Landscape Architecture Students head to Washington D.C. to raise visibility of profession  More »


The BAC Joins Movement to Enhance Myles Standish State Forest

Through the Gateway Program, the BAC partners with the Southern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance & the DCR  More »


BAC Studio Collaborates with Cambridge Arts Council to Make Arts More Visible and Accessible

Advanced Master of Architecture Students Design a Proposal for an Urban Arts Center in Cambridge, MA  More »

Take a look at the BAC

Find out why our students love our programs More »

Take a look at the BAC

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent, professional college in Boston's Back Bay that provides an exceptional design education by combining academic learning with innovative experiential learning and by making its programs accessible to diverse communities. The College offers professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies....more.

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.

Students celebrating the end of the school year at PARTI 2015

Check out photos from PARTI 2015

PARTI is a social event held annually at the end of the spring semester for current students and alumni of the Boston Architectural College. PARTI 2015 featured the theme: "The Roaring '20s." On Saturday, May 16, members of the BAC community arrived at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, complete with flapper dresses and fedoras, ready to dance and celebrate what it means to be a member of the design community at the BAC. Take a look at photos from the event.

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015

BAC’s Annual CEU Weekend

Gain new knowledge and broaden your understanding of changes and trends that are shaping design. More »