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Nonresidential Studio Charrette

Bachelor of Interior Architecture, Fall 2014 More »

Nonresidential Studio Charrette

BAC Bachelor of Interior Architecture students collaborated for a design charrette during their Nonresidential Studio on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Eight students met in-studio to redesign the BAC's 951 Boylston Street Building Lecture Hall, known as "The Beehive." Their work will be displayed on campus in an upcoming exhibition on the first floor of the College's 951 Boylston Street Building.

Rahul Mehrotra presenting at the BAC

BAC Events

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra, Founding Principal, RMA, Mumbai + Boston, presented Working in Mumbai - The recent works of RMA Architects, India as part of the Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series on November 12.

Abstract: Architects and Designers working in India are now dealing with an entire gamut of social, cultural and economic phenomenon that are molding the built environment at phenomenally rapid rates. In the process, the role of the professional architect has been marginalized - for within conventional praxis, the professional does not engage with this broader landscape but rather chooses to operate with the specificity of a site or locality and in the process often becomes disconnected with the broader context of practice...more

The entire Fall 2014 Lecture Series is now available to watch online


Master of Architecture Thesis Proposal Presentations

The Master of Architecture Thesis Proposal Presentation is an exhibition by the Thesis Seminar Students of their thesis abstract, sketch design drawing(s), sketch design model(s), site analysis and case study proposal(s) assembled onto one design board for exhibition.

Twenty-four students exhibitied their work in Cascieri Hall on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Faculty, Staff, Alumni, and the community were invited to provide evaluations, comments and critiques to assist the students to develop their final Thesis Proposal.


BAC Alumna Inducted into New England Design Hall of Fame

Award-winning interior designer and business-owner, Christina Oliver ’90, recognized for notable career   More »


The BAC Collaborates with the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) on Social Urbanism

BAC's Maria Bellalta served as visiting faculty member at UPB  More »


BAC Design Studies Program Welcomes Pakistani Students and Faculty to Campus

Three-year cultural exchange made possible by grant from the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad  More »


BAC Faculty Member and Leader in Historic Preservation, Robert Ogle, Featured in "Preservation Education"

Director of Historic Preservation shares his expertise in new book  More »


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 Hosts First Annual Homecoming Day

Celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the College  More »

Robert Ogle, BAC Director of Historic Preservation and Ali Ahmed Shah, architecture faculty member at NCA-Rawalpindi, Pakistan


BAC Design Studies Program Welcomes Pakistani Students and Faculty to Campus

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the BAC Design Studies program has welcomed the first cohort of exchange students and faculty from the National College of Arts (NCA)-Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The two Pakistani students and faculty member, Ali Ahmed Shah, arrived on campus on October 11, 2014, signifying the first stage of a three-year partnership made possible by a grant from the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The grant was awarded to the BAC and the Historic Preservation program to develop the historic preservation curriculum at NCA-Rawalpindi. Since arriving, Ali Ahmed Shah and his students have visited several local architect favorites, like the Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. At the end of the three-year grant period, the BAC and NCA-Rawalpindi hope to have started to build positive, concrete outcomes from this partnership that have a long-term viable impact on both schools and their communities...more

Photo: Robert Ogle, BAC Director of Historic Preservation and Ali Ahmed Shah, architecture faculty member at NCA-Rawalpindi, Pakistan on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, MA

Featured Alumnus: Jake Ryan

Master of Architecture  More »

Featured Alumnus: Jake Ryan

Jake Ryan graduated from the BAC in 2012 with a Master of Architecture degree. As a student in the Distance Master of Architecture program, he studied from Maine, where he currently lives and works at MAKER Design+Build, a construction consultation group he founded in 2011. Jake is also Founder and Director of the Open Bench Project, a community-based shared learn and work facility in Portland, Maine.

The flexibility of the Distance degree program combined with the rich history of the College made the BAC an obvious choice for Jake. His experience taught him how to be organized, how to communicate, and how to collaborate, skills that have played a major role in his professional success. The program's practice requirement ensured that Jake stepped out into his local community to supplement his coursework, which helped make his opening of the Open Bench Project a success...more

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


deCordova Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tour

SASLA will be holding a one-day snowshoe trip at the deCordova Sculpture Park for current BAC students. More »


Sonsie Study Session

Sonsie is opening up their space for BAC students to work or study. More »


Food For Finals & Extended Hours

All BAC students currently enrolled in classes are invited to Food for Finals! More »


Food For Finals & Extended Hours

All BAC students are invited to the Loft for Food for Finals on Saturday, November 22, 2014. More »


Food For Finals & Extended Hours

All BAC students are invited to the Loft for Food for Finals on Sunday November 23, 2014. More »


Food For Finals & Extended Hours

All BAC students are invited to the Loft for Food for Finals on Saturday, December 6, 2014. More »