New book explores historic preservation education More »
The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Robert Ogle, the Director of Historic Preservation at the BAC, is featured as a contributing author in Preservation Education, a new book that explores and reviews historic environment education. Preservation Education is the first and only book that exclusively addresses historic preservation education at the post-secondary level, a relevant and important topic for the BAC's evolving Design Studies curriculum.
Robert is featured in Preservation Education as an industry expert among other notable thought leaders in the field of historic preservation, all sharing their knowledge to provide a better basis for pedagogical methods that address the historic built environment...more
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
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
Emerging Designer, Selfless Labor, Distinguished Alumni in Practice, and Distinguished Alumni in Service Awards Presented at Inaugural Homecoming More »
Ostrich display highlights sustainable benefits of Green Alley More »
Education for Sustainability: Building Capacity in Higher Education More »
School of Design Studies Faculty and Students develop design plans and improvements for Woodward School for Girls More »
Sarah Boisselle, School of Interior Architecture More »
Sarah White, Historic Preservation Student, Selected to Present at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation More »
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.
Join us for a series of Open Houses that will explore each program. Participants have the opportunity to attend a studio class and experience what life is like for BAC students.
Claude Cormier, Principal, Claude Cormier + Associés Inc., will present Happy Design as part of the Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:00 PM in Cascieri Hall.
In his lecture, Claude will demonstrate the creative design process his firm uses in the making of happy public urban landscapes, starting from the early conceptual stage to the end of the construction phase. The lecture will focus on urban projects - Sugar Beach, Toronto, Clock Tower Beach, Montreal, Boules Roses, Montreal, Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto, and Berczy fountain, Toronto - each different in their nature, different in their expression, but at the same time sharing a clear communality in their playfulness.
Photo: Pink Balls, Montréal, Québec, Photo by Marc Cramer
Skye Sturm is a Master of Architecture candidate at the BAC. Through the Distance Master of Architecture program, Skye studies at the BAC from Alaska where she lives and works at Design Alaska, an architecture and engineering firm in Fairbanks.
Skye chose to pursue her Master of Architecture through the BAC's Distance Track because she wanted her thesis to focus on rural communities in her home state. Since there is no architecture school in Alaska, the BAC's program allowed Skye to work and study in the place she is most passionate about, while providing an exciting urban perspective to a rural-focused thesis. As a student at the BAC, Skye has effectively applied ideas from her thesis to a design-build project she recently implemented with local students in Barrow, Alaska...more
Join us for our ongoing public lecture series at the BAC. More »
Rich Griswold will lead a discussion about portfolio basics. More »
Current students are invited to join the Practice Department and Commodore Builders for a site visit to two large projects currently under construction More »