CityLab Intensive immerses all incoming undergraduate and graduate students in a series of field-based exercises centered on the exploration of systems, structures, places, and populations that make up the city of Boston. Interdisciplinary student teams work alongside instructors and practitioners to analyze five critical urban lenses: human comfort, mobility/ circulation, open space systems, built form/development patterns, and social/ cultural systems. As an introduction to the BAC concurrent education experience, students develop a strong sense of curiosity, discovery, and appreciation for learning outside the classroom in an applied manner where collaboration and communication are essential.
David Walker, FASLA, discusses the work of PWP Landscape Architecture, a firm of about 45 landscape architects in Berkeley, California. The firm's extensive portfolio demonstrates its ability to work on large complex sites, collaborating with world-renowned architects and corporate and governmental clients and developing clear design strategies that can succeed over an extended planning and construction process.
The ability to create has always existed, but with new tools come new possibilities. Emerging technologies are creating new spaces for design to happen, enabling designers to imagine and fashion individualized objects, from bracelets to kinetic surfaces that behave differently according to their environment. Engaged Body presents a range of work that allows us to travel to new places, to experience environments on a different scale, and to display style like never before....more.
Master of Science in Interior Architecture introduced for Fall 2015 More »
Former Director of Education made lasting impact on architectural education at the BAC and beyond More »
Blake Jackson recognized by Building Design + Construction Magazine for work in sustainability More »
Decision Validates Longstanding Tradition of Integrative Learning More »
Samuel Hammer, School of Design Studies, to travel to Sri Lanka More »
Eleni Glekas, Preservationist and Urban Planner, takes on new role within School of Design Studies More »
The School of Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College offers undergraduate and graduate interior architecture degrees that prepare students to become licensed interior designers. Our interior design degree programs are professionally accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The BAC's innovative curriculum focuses on the character and use of spaces alongside aesthetics and structure, exploring everything from color, light, acoustics, and functional objects to user experience, environmental graphics, and brand identity.
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.
Spread the Word: Theory and Territorialization of Latin American Architecture More »
Information on upcoming Admissions Open Houses for prospective students interested in graduate and undergraduate architecture and design degrees at Boston Architectural College. More »
Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, will be installed as the seventh president of the Boston Architectural College on October 9, 2015 at the Harvard Club of Boston. More »
The Boston Architectural College will host its second annual Homecoming Weekend on October 9 and 10, 2015. Homecoming is an event for members of the BAC community to reconnect on campus and celebrate the history, evolution, and future of the BAC. More »
ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is one of the largest events for the design and construction industry in the country, and the largest regional conference and tradeshow. Drawing 92% of its attendance from New England, ABX's regional reach is its greatest strength. More »