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    Alumni Awards

    2016 Alumni Award winners

    The 2018 Alumni Award Nomination period has ended. Join us for the Leadership Award Reception on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the BAC!

    Click here to see a list of previous Recipients

    Each year, we seek nominations for four awards that recognize exceptional BAC alumni and/or members of the BAC community for their achievements in their field and within the community. These four awards will be presented to the recipients at our Alumni Awards Reception on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 5:30 - 8:00pm at the Boston Architectural College.

    Award recipients are asked to provide a professional headshot and to attend our award reception and deliver a 3-5 minute presentation with 2-3 slides highlighting their accomplishments.

    For more information, please contact Alumni Relations at (617) 585-0146 or

    Emerging Designer

    Given to a recent graduate who demonstrates great promise and leadership within their field. They must be actively employed in the design field and be making an influential impact in their sphere of design. Candidates must be alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years from any of the disciplines currently taught at the BAC.

    Selfless Labor

    Given to a volunteer in the BAC community who has worked tirelessly for an extended period to advance the College's mission. The individual embodies the spirit and ideals of the institution and continues to selflessly dedicate their time to the BAC today. This award is named after Dean Arcangelo Cascieri's (1902–1997) "Selfless Labor" sculpture, which depicts worker bees working on behalf of the colony around a beehive. Candidates are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer leadership in support of the College.

    Distinguished Alumni in Service

    Given to a BAC alumnus who serves their greater community by advocating for social, environmental and/or policy change. Candidates should influence and empower others through design at the local, regional or global scale. Candidates are alumni from any of the disciplines currently taught at the BAC.

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice

    Given to a BAC alumnus who has made a significant impact in the design community while promoting and improving the design professions through their leadership. Candidates are to have served in a leadership role in the design community for a substantial period and have mentored younger members of the design community. Candidates are alumni from any of the disciplines currently taught at the BAC.

    Past Alumni Award Recipients

    Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award Gerald Couto, '70
    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Jill M. Rothenberg, '89
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Brandy H.M. Brooks, BDS '06
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Anahita Kianous, MLA '15
    Emerging Designer Stephen Martyak, BDS '09
    Selfless Labor Ralph Jackson, BAC Adjunct Faculty Member

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Sylvia Mihich, B.Arch '89
    Distinguished Alumni in Service David Silverman, B.Arch '94
    Emerging Designer Daniel Zeese, M.Arch '15
    Selfless Labor David Jaquith, '69

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Monte French, B.Arch '06
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Michelle Stadelman, M.Arch '10
    Emerging Designer Lian Davis, BDS '09, M.Arch '11
    Selfless Labor Russ Feldman

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Stephen Messinger, M.Arch '11
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Felice Silverman, '92, MID '14
    Emerging Designer Arlen Stawasz, B.Arch '13
    Selfless Labor Marc Pelletier

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Anthony Frausto-Robledo, B.Arch '96
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Fay DeAvignon, B.Arch '78
    Selfless Labor Charles Redmon

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Jim Barrett, B.Arch '87
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Stephen Rich, B.Arch '71
    Selfless Labor Holly Cratsley, B.Arch '84

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Rudolph Bedar, '51
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Felice Silverman, '92, MID '14
    Selfless Labor Bernie Goba, '69, '07 (Hon.)

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Christina Oliver, '90
    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Stephen Sousa, B.Arch '92
    Selfless Labor Peter Steffian, '07 (Hon.)

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Corky Binggeli, MID '08
    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Stephen Tise, '70
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Leo McCormack, '70, B.Arch '83
    Selfless Labor Don Brown, '06 (Hon.)

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Allen Lieb, B.Arch '70
    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Taniya Nayak
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Carole Wedge, B.Arch '90
    Selfless Labor Robert Sturgis

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Deborah Drew, BID '05
    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Robert Verrier, '67
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Gabriel Petino, B.Arch '94
    Selfless Labor H. Morse Payne, '13 (Hon.)

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Paul Donnelly, '01
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Holly Cratsley, B.Arch '84
    Selfless Labor Hugh Shepley, '08 (Hon.)

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Laura Fitch, B.Arch '91

    Distinguished Alumni in Practice Mark Goldman, B.Arch '89
    Distinguished Alumni in Service Domenic DiGiorgio, '71

    Distinguished Alumni in Service Bernie Goba, '69, '07 (Hon.)

    Distinguished Alumni in Service Elizabeth Carr-Jones, B.Arch '93