The Boston Architectural College (BAC) and Tufts University joined forces as Team Boston to compete in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) sponsor this biannual competition in which twenty teams showcase fully operational, energy-efficient, marketable, solar-powered homes to the public on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The BAC is in a lively exchange with the dynamic city of Boston, with its architecture, with practitioners and with faculty. We offer professionally accredited Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs that engage students in design practice and academic study concurrently. Students draw upon their academic studies and their daily workplace or community project learning as they develop their understanding and abilities in writing, drawing, speaking and making. Students think critically about sustainable design, about social and cultural contexts, and about their own developing identity as architects.
Through the experience of practice, students work collaboratively to engage and transform communities. Students learn how to decipher people, places, and ecologies to create responsive architecture. The BAC has been engaged in architectural education since 1889.
Students concurrently engage in professional practice. Graduates are accomplished designers, with impressive resumes, portfolios, and professional networks...more
C-2 Studios articulate a building program and structure to reinforce and expand initial design...More