Christopher Kirch is a Bachelor of Design Studies candidate at the Boston Architectural College. He grew up in Scituate, RI, an old mill town and entered the BAC after high school. While in high school, Christopher devoted most of his time to math, science, and art, so design seemed to be the perfect combination of his interests.
He feels that "BAC A-I Studio and Design Principles gave me a strong starting point to launch myself into the design field. These two courses have shown me what I need to accomplish and improve in order to be successful." Because of his background in the arts, Christopher is open to multiple solutions and experiments with different materials such as latex and paper clay. When combined with his devotion to scientific thought, his design process becomes a rational procedure that seeks out creative solutions. He also tends to favor exterior space and offers the user more programmatic options and freedom in his studio projects.
Christopher's biggest accomplishment at the BAC so far has been with a Gateway Project, leading a design team with fellow student Andrew Hiatt through an entire project: from design to construction. This project was a permanent outdoor eating space for the bakery of Hayley House, another non-profit in South Boston. He has also worked for Archventures, through the Gateway Project program, for over a year.
In high school Christopher was awarded the Architectural Construction Engineering Mentee Scholarship for his exceptional leadership and work ethic. At the BAC Chris served as Vice President of AIAS BAC (2012-2013).
Christopher works at Berkeley House, Inc. at the Design Center, a showroom for Interior Designers that deals with fabrics, finials, and wall coverings.