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Boston Arts Academy Connects with the BAC

Students tour the BAC's exhibition on Japanese culture More »

Boston Arts Academy Connects with the BAC

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) recently welcomed a group of students from Boston Arts Academy (BAA) to campus to explore the College's exhibition Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture. The students enjoyed a guided tour conducted by Karen Nelson, Dean of the BAC's School of Architecture; Michael Wolfson, Director of the BAC's Distance Master of Architecture Thesis; and Deb Samuels, cookbook author, food and travel writer, and generous contributor to the College's exhibition. BAA students examined the vibrant bento boxes, asked insightful questions, and walked away with a new understanding of Japanese culture and how certain aspects of it relate to architecture....more.

BAC Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker

Gianfranco Zaccai, B.Arch ’78, president of Continuum LLC More »

BAC Announces 2015 Commencement Speaker

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.

Forward: Student Work from the BAC

On exhibition April 25–May 6 More »

Forward: Student Work from the BAC

Forward is an exhibition of student work and live activities of the Boston Architectural College community.

Forward is in the mindset of the designer. "Process" is a method of working in which one makes future design decisions based on the outcomes of previous works. The design process is always moving the designer forward with brief pauses to reflect on work completed. This reflection documents a timeline of thinking, rewinding back to the beginning. The work and activity in the gallery of the BAC is a manifestation of the idea of Forward—always seeking, making, questioning, and reflecting.


BAC Students Participate in ASLA’s Advocacy Day

School of Landscape Architecture Students head to Washington D.C. to raise visibility of profession  More »


The BAC Joins Movement to Enhance Myles Standish State Forest

Through the Gateway Program, the BAC partners with the Southern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance & the DCR  More »


BAC Studio Collaborates with Cambridge Arts Council to Make Arts More Visible and Accessible

Advanced Master of Architecture Students Design a Proposal for an Urban Arts Center in Cambridge, MA  More »


BAC Announces 2015 Huxtable Fellows

Six BAC Students Exemplify College’s Commitment to Service Learning  More »


BAC Triumphs in Living with Water Competition

School of Landscape Architecture’s Submission Entitled "Open Circuit: Traveling Water" Earns Recognition in International Competition  More »


The BAC Earns 2015 CHEA Award for Outstanding Practice

The BAC's Practice Department is recognized for "Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes"  More »

New Degree Program

The BAC now offers a Master of Science in Interior Architecture More »

New Degree Program

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.

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Be Inspired.

Discover real design at the BAC. More »

Be Inspired.

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.

Parti 2015 is on May 16!

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Parti 2015 is on May 16!

PARTI is a social event held annually at the end of the spring semester for current students and alumni of the Boston Architectural College. Please join us on Saturday, May 16 from 8 pm–12 am for an evening of dancing and celebrating what it means to be a member of the design community at the BAC.

This year's event includes a four-hour reception with a DJ and a photobooth for attendees. There will be appetizers and a cash-only bar.

The theme for PARTI 2015 is ‘The Roaring '20s,' and dressing in theme is encouraged, but not required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

06/06/2015 - 06/07/2015

BAC’s Annual CEU Weekend

Gain new knowledge and broaden your understanding of changes and trends that are shaping design. More »