Gianfranco Zaccai, B.Arch ’78, president of Continuum LLC More »
The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce Gianfranco Zaccai, B.Arch '78, as the 2015 commencement speaker. Gianfranco Zaccai is president and chief design officer of Continuum LLC, an international multidisciplinary design consultancy, which he founded in 1983 as the first fully integrated design and development firm in the world.
Zaccai is known for championing a holistic and highly integrated approach to innovation research, design, and development. This vision has resulted in the design and development of many highly successful products that have gone on to define their category, from the Reebok "Pump," to Procter & Gamble's breakthrough Swiffer™ waterless cleaning system. More.
From buildings to bento boxes, Japan cooks up some of the most clever, elegant, and whimsical design in the world. A tasty blend of traditional craftsmanship and cutting edge technology, these works are a feast for the eye that carries over from scale to scale. Created for the Japanese public, they reflect the way people live, work, and eat in a country with a healthy appetite for rich materials, careful attention to detail, and industrial perfection. More.
Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture examines the material and social culture of bento boxes and how they inspire architects and designers to think about the potential of emptiness, craft, portability, and sustainability. Using miniature environments that individuals carry with them as a touchstone for good design, we explore formal and experiential principles. We share the story of one manufacturer of bento boxes and the art of making a carefully crafted boxed lunch in relation to the recipient, to the season, and to the maker's intent.
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The Master of Science in Interior Architecture is a 30-credit post-professional distance master's degree. It is designed for holders of a bachelor's degree in interior design or architecture who wish to pursue further studies in design strategies and the application of design research, or to develop a specialized area of design knowledge through mentored, self-directed study.
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.
Make a donation to help her reach the finish line More »
Boston Architectural College's own Lucca Townsend will be running the 2015 Boston Marathon to benefit the BAC Fund. Lucca is a Master of Architecture candidate in her third year, as well as an active student leader at the BAC, participating in the student government, Atelier, and as a member of the Student Lecture Series Committee.
"Running has always helped keep my life in balance. It allows me to escape, concentrate my thoughts, and daydream. My best studio ideas have come about and matured while running. Ever since the marathon bombing during my second semester, I have dreamed of running the Marathon as a way of reflecting and supporting my BAC community." —Lucca Townsend
Lucca is an inspiration to our BAC community. Make a donation today to support her goal of raising $10,000 for the BAC Fund before Marathon Monday.