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Alumni, students, sponsors, faculty, and staff at Spring into Design 2016

BAC Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser

Sold-out Spring into Design gala raises $350,000 More »

BAC Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser

The Boston Architectural College welcomed over 400 guests to its largest fundraiser ever, the second annual Spring into Design Gala, on April 21, 2016 at the Seaport District's Innovation and Design Building. The event, which was completely sold out in March, exceeded all expectations and raised a record-breaking $350,000 for the College. In only its second year, the Spring into Design Gala doubled its attendance while significantly boosting sponsorships to a grand total of 73 sponsors, 15 event partners, 53 auction partners, and 21 food and beverage partners...more.

Crandon and Juan in the final stretch of the course

BAC Dean and Student Run 2016 Boston Marathon

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

BAC Dean and Student Run 2016 Boston Marathon

The BAC is proud to announce the success of the 2016 BAC Boston Marathon Team. Both Crandon Gustafson, dean of the School of Interior Architecture, and Juan De Loera, Master of Architecture candidate, completed the historic marathon on Monday, April 18 and collectively raised thousands of dollars towards the BAC Fund.

The day was filled with emotion and celebration. The warm temperatures proved to be difficult conditions, but Crandon and Juan prevailed and tackled the course, being cheered along by the vast crowds throughout the race...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 »


BAC Grad Pursues Passion for Stormwater Management

Jennifer Stevenson, MDS ’16, explores low impact development with Somerville as backdrop  More »


BAC Student Named 2016 Recipient of Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship

Erica Quigley, Master of Landscape Architecture, infuses passion for play in design of public landscapes  More »


BAC Announces 2016 Commencement Speaker

Renowned Architect Moshe Safdie to Deliver Address  More »


BAC Alumnus Named President and Managing Principal of PDT Architects

Brian M. Curley, B.Arch '82, takes on new leadership role at Portland, Maine Firm  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 by Blair Kamin

Blair Kamin

Unlocking the Beauty of Gates // April 28 More »

Blair Kamin

The Boston Architectural College invites the community to join us for the 24th lecture in the Cascieri Lectureship in Humanties series featuring Blair Kamin on April 28, 2016 at 6 pm in Cascieri Hall.

As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, Pulitzer Prize–winning architecture critic Blair Kamin was intrigued by the 25 gates that frame Harvard Yard and how throughout history gates have been both instruments of control and symbols of the identities and visions of their builders. His new book, Gates of Harvard Yard, explores the legacy of Harvard's gates, as well as the way gates mark elemental transitions between ignorance and wisdom, freedom and captivity, life and death.

Boston City Hall, image courtesy of over,under

Concrete Visions

The BAC and Boston City Hall Design Competitions More »

Concrete Visions

The 1960s in Boston brought rapid change that transformed the urban fabric, aiming to create a "New Boston" after decades of stagnation. Vast areas of the city were modernized, often using architectural concrete as a material, in an attempt to reinvigorate Boston's economy and its self-confidence. This exhibition focuses on two design competitions—Boston City Hall (awarded in 1962) and what was then The Boston Architectural Center (awarded two years later)—as milestones in shaping not only the physical nature of the city, but also how it would conceive its own future. The competition format offered a process for commissioning based on design quality and innovation rather than political connections or perceived expertise...more.

01/01/2016 - 05/31/2016

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