Alert Due to the impending weather conditions, the BAC will be closing today, Monday, January 26 at 4pm. All classes and activities will be cancelled as of 4pm. All offices and thesis studios will be closing at 4pm. The building will be closed and inaccessible as of 6pm today and remain closed all day Tuesday, January 27.

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Summer Academy Students at Work

Throughout Summer Academy, students work in teams and individually with support and critique from their fellow students and studio instructors. Experimentation with materials, form building and form generation is encouraged. Design as a process of risk-taking and making is central to building fundamental skills as a designer. We encourage active participation in examining the world around us, through field work, field trips and projects at multiple scales. In the studio, students work on full-scale models, collage, site scale models and diagrams and explore the relationships between design for individuals, small groups of people and the broader public. In addition, the relationships between landscape, architecture and urban form are evident in many of the projects and explorations of Boston, our "city lab".