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1889 - 2014

The Boston Architectural College

125 years of excellence
in design education.

125th Anniversary

Celebrating 125 Years

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to welcome our Community to join us in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the College. Throughout the past 125 years, the BAC's commitment to preparing students for professional practice in diverse and rapidly changing design workplaces has made the College integral to the evolution of the design professions, and to the history and future of the City of Boston. 

Wish the BAC a Happy 125th Anniversary!

Sign our 125th Anniversary Wall on the first floor of 320 Newbury Street or send us a message using #BAC125. 

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Throughout the past 125 years, the BAC has celebrated many special moments.  Photo: 320 Newbury Street, 1966; George Zimberg

Celebrations during the 125th Year

October 2013
Green Alley Opening
A Celebratory Opening of the Green Alley, the centerpiece of the College's Urban Sustainability Initiative, and the kickoff of our 125th Anniversary year.

March 2014
AD 20/21
Our 7th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries Gala preview party was the culminating event for the first annual Boston Design Week.

May 2014
BAC Student Organizations, Atelier, and the BAC Alumni Association hosted PARTI, an end of school year celebration. This student-led event unites the student design community at the BAC.

October 2014
BAC Homecoming
Members of the BAC community gathered for the first annual Homecoming Day to reconnect on campus for a full day of events and together celebrate the history, evolution, and future of the BAC. 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.

Continue to join us in celebrating our 125th Anniversary

Wish us a Happy 125th using #BAC125

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