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Final Thesis Review

Photorealistic Rendering, Greg Spears, M.Arch.Final Thesis Model

We are better design professionals and better citizens when we open our minds to different ways of thinking.


Thesis is the capstone of the BAC's educational program. Thesis joins the goals of general education and cultural contexts with those of professional education and practice, informing architecture and interior architecture. Thesis is an integrative project, synthesizing technical perspectives appropriate to a design-school graduate. Each student forms and develops a thesis and then frames a design project to test or explore that thesis.

Projects for each discipline include: 

  • Architecture: building site
  • Interior Architecture: building interior
  • Landscape Architecture: urban space

Thesis Process

Thesis Seminar

Thesis Seminar is an intensive course that prepares the student for the realization of an initial thesis concept. During the course of study, the subject of the thesis is developed and the project articulated. This presentation takes the form of a coherently written Thesis Proposal due by the end of Thesis Seminar.

Thesis Studio

The Thesis Studio provides critical support and direction to students, including the tools and methods needed to engage in a thesis. Thesis Studio helps students consider the implications of issues from outside the disciplines of architecture, interior architecture, or landscape architecture in their thesis project.

Thesis 1 and 2

Thesis 1 and 2 commences after the student's Thesis Proposal has been accepted by the Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture Thesis Faculty. This process is intended to simulate the dialogue that occurs in professional practice between designers, clients, consultants, users, and regulatory agencies. Interaction between non-design constituents merges design thinking with societal issues and cultural concerns. The student orchestrates this interaction and applies the feedback it provides to his/her thesis project. Thesis I incorporates the preliminary and schematic stages of the design. Thesis 2 includes the design development and final stages of the design, as well as documentation of the entire process in the form of the Thesis Document.

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