The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2014 Summer Academy High School Design Exploration Program. For the month of July, high school students from the Greater Boston and New England Area worked closely and collaboratively with BAC studio leaders to develop fundamental architectural design skills and were challenged to create design solutions to relevant issues in today's society. On Friday, July 25, 2014, students presented their finished projects during an open house in the studio space of the College's 951 Boylston Street Building.
During the 125th year of the College, under the new direction of Henry Miller, BAC Manager of High School and Youth Design Programs, the 2014 Summer Academy's curriculum was revamped to focus on current design trends. During the first two weeks, students explored the city, with a special tour of the NADAAA Boston Office, as well as were introduced to freehand sketching, perspective drawing, model-making, mapping and diagramming. For the final two weeks, students were split into four separate studios where they focused on projects, which included: building a smartphone speaker, developing a 21st century urban park, envisioning architecture as poetry, and designing a disaster relief response...more