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The BAC's innovative curriculum interweaves traditional academic learning with practice. You earn credit and gain experience by working professional jobs, conducting research, completing independent projects, participating in design competitions, or even by traveling to new places.

We believe that this real-world experience prepares you to be competitive in your field. At the BAC, you not only earn a degree, you graduate with a career.

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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.

Work-Life Lecture Video

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Student Lecture Series: WORK-LIFE More »

Now available to watch online

Chris Reed is the founding principal of Stoss. His innovative, hybridized approach to public space has been recognized internationally, and he has been invited to participate in competitions and installations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, the Middle East, Taiwan, and China.

Reed's research interests include the impact of ecological sciences on design thinking, and city-making strategies informed by landscape systems and dynamics; he is co-editor of a recently published volume of research and drawing titled Projective Ecologies.

Olivia Fragale presenting a landscape architecture project

BAC Student Selected as 2016 Olmsted Scholar Finalist

Olivia Fragale recognized in premier national award program More »

BAC Student Selected as 2016 Olmsted Scholar Finalist

The BAC is pleased to announce the Landscape Architecture Foundation has selected Olivia Fragale, Master of Landscape Architecture candidate, as a National Olmsted Scholar Finalist. Olivia was recognized as one of six finalists amongst a national pool of candidates.

Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, the Olmsted Scholars Program recognizes outstanding students with exceptional leadership potential who are using ideas, influence, communication service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits...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

Student Life Calendar

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