Hi IE6 user, you're viewing a text-only version of the BAC site. Upgrade to a free browser like Google Chrome to get the full experience.


Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Kyle Sturgeon

Watch "Discipline + Double Agency" Online More »

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Kyle Sturgeon

Kyle Sturgeon, Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology, Boston Architectural College, presented Discipline + Double Agency as part of the Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in Cascieri Hall.

All BAC Student Lectures are now posted online. Watch now.

Convergence: 125 Exhibition Opening Reception

BAC Events

Convergence: 125

Now on Exhibition in McCormick Gallery More »

Convergence: 125

Reaching back to the archives, and reaching out to recent alumni, Convergence - the coming together in time and place - honors the work of BAC alumni from the past 125 years. Different disciplines, continents, scales, and modes of production are reflected in this exhibition, embracing a range of pursuits that include work in Rwanda to build capacity for advanced construction methods and a resilience plan for Boston as sea levels continue to rise. Our alumni shape cities from neighborhoods in Cambridge and along the Boston waterfront to public spaces in New York and abroad, produce art clearly evolving from a design education.

Convergence: 125 is now on display in McCormick Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Photo: Convergence: 125 Opening Reception at the BAC Homecoming on October 11, 2014

Current and Past Atelier Student Government Members

BAC Events

BAC Hosts First Annual Homecoming Day

Celebrating 125th Anniversary More »

BAC Hosts First Annual Homecoming Day

The Boston Architectural College was pleased to host its first annual Homecoming Day in honor of the 125th Anniversary of the College. Members of the BAC community gathered on Saturday, October 11 to reconnect on campus for a full day of events and together celebrate the history, evolution, and future of the BAC. Over one hundred guests were in attendance, including BAC Alumni, Trustees, Overseers, Faculty, Staff, and Student Leaders.

Guests enjoyed a full day of events, including design lectures, a State of the College Address by Acting President Julia Halevy, Designed in Boston book discussion with author Don Brown, the opening reception of Convergence: 125 exhibition, and a three-course dinner and alumni award presentation...more

Photo: Current and Past Atelier Student Government Members at Homecoming


BAC Announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Emerging Designer, Selfless Labor, Distinguished Alumni in Practice, and Distinguished Alumni in Service Awards Presented at Inaugural Homecoming  More »


BAC Green Alley Selected as a location for ScienceToGo’s Learning Exhibition

Ostrich display highlights sustainable benefits of Green Alley  More »


Shaun O’Rourke to Present at Copernicus Alliance Conference in Prague

Education for Sustainability: Building Capacity in Higher Education  More »


BAC Collaborates with Local School to Address Design Needs

School of Design Studies Faculty and Students develop design plans and improvements for Woodward School for Girls  More »


BAC Student Awarded IIDA NE Scholarship

Sarah Boisselle, School of Interior Architecture  More »


BAC Student to Present at National Trust Conference

Sarah White, Historic Preservation Student, Selected to Present at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation  More »

BAC Graduates at C7A


The BAC Graduate: Success in Today’s Job Market

86% BAC students are employed in design the day they graduate More »

The BAC Graduate: Success in Today’s Job Market

As the Boston Architectural College celebrates its 125th year, the BAC is pleased to share the success of its graduates in today's job markets.

At graduation, 86% of BAC graduates were employed at the time of program completion - 82% of undergrads and 90% of Master's. Large firms continue to employ a number of students, while many find homes in small- and mid-sized firms, as well as an increasing array of non-traditional employment in engineering, construction, facilities management and real estate development. The BAC faculty of practicing designers understands the skills needed for success in today's challenging and increasingly global design environment. BAC graduates are consistently cited as being among the most prepared for the design challenges of the 21st century.

The BAC is accepting applications for Spring 2015. Those interested in learning more about BAC programs are invited to contact our Admissions department at admissions@the-bac.edu.

Photo: Master of Architecture 2014 Graduate Jamie Schwadel, Architectural Designer at BAC Practice employer Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc (C7A), and Master of Architecture 2011 Graduate Kirsten Lawson, AIA, Architectural Designer at C7A; © Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

BBC Headquarters Newsroom

BAC Events

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Tom Polucci

Tom Polucci, Senior Principal, Director, Interior Design, HOK, will present Ten Elements of Design as part of the Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM in Cascieri Hall.

HOK believes that all interior design needs to be based on ten basic elements that bring life and meaning to space. This lecture will focus on what these elements mean to HOK's practice and how they manifest in real world projects with clients, budgets and schedules, important factors that influence the final design solution. These elements are universal to all project types and this lecture will highlight work for corporate, commercial, healthcare and hospitality clients. The fundamental concepts of design; scale, contrast, movement, materiality and others, have real world impact on the work done for clients.

In his lecture, Tom will explain the ten elements of design - timelessness, contrast, materiality, scale, movement, brand, daylight/view, details, layers, and art - what they are and how he has applied them throughout the course of his career.

Photo: BBC Headquarters Newsroom, Photo by Eric Laignel

City Lab 2014


Study Design at the BAC

Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 More »

Study Design at the BAC

Celebrating our 125th anniversary, the Boston Architectural College proudly provides access to a design education for those who have the drive and passion to succeed. The BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. Whether you live in Boston, across the country, or across the globe, one of our onsite or low-residency online programs will provide you an opportunity to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree in design.

Join us Spring 2015. We are accepting applications for our onsite and distance degree programs. If you have any questions or to schedule an individual appointment please contact Admissions at 617 585-0123 or admissions@the-bac.edu.

10/08/2014 - 11/12/2014

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series

Join us for our ongoing public lecture series at the BAC. More »


Pumpkin Fest with SASLA

Join SASLA at the BAC for pumpkin carving then head on over to the Pumpkin Festival at the Frog Pond. More »


Basic Portfolio Seminar/Discussion

Rich Griswold will lead a discussion about portfolio basics. More »


Open Studio

Work collaboratively in the company of their studio-mates More »


Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Tom Polucci

Ten Elements of Design More »