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Celebrating 125 Years

The BAC is pleased to welcome our community in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the College. Please join us for this and other celebratory events throughout the year.

Event Sponsors



The BAC thanks our 125th Anniversary Event Sponsors of the Green Alley Opening. To learn more about 125th Anniversary sponsorship opportunities, please contact Evan Gallivan, at or 617.585.0281.


Green Alley Celebratory Opening

The Centerpiece of the College's Urban Sustainability Initiative

Rendering of Green Alley #444, Hereford Street, Between Newbury and Boylston

Green Alley #444, Hereford Street, Between Newbury and Boylston

Rendering by Halvorson Design Partnership

Join us for a celebratory opening of the Green Alley, the centerpiece of the College's Urban Sustainability Initiative, and the kickoff of our 125th Anniversary year.

The BAC's Green Alley project demonstrates the College's commitment to the immediate and long-term environmental challenges facing the City of Boston and our Back Bay neighborhood. The success of this project extends beyond the intelligent beautification of a single area of our campus to a replicable design with potentially far-reaching effects and includes the successful conclusion of the first phase of our geothermal system. Please join us to celebrate the creative partnerships, our experts and institutions, our neighbors, friends and generous supporters who have made this project possible. Initial data received from the monitors has already proven the success of the project and established the alley as a research laboratory for our students.

Green Alley Opening Events


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cascieri Hall 

Greening the Alley: Issues and Solutions
A symposium to discuss the challenges to working in the heavily developed urban areas such as Boston's Back Bay, what are the design solutions that led to the successes and benefits upon completion? How do we monitor our success? Learn about the opportunities created for academic partnerships and applied student research. Panelists include: Nancy Girard, Commissioner of the Department of the Environment, City of Boston; Bob Uhlig, President, Halvorson Design Partnership; Keith Riquinha, Project Manager, ValleyCrest Landscape Development; Jim Newman, Linnean Solutions; and Shaun O'Rourke, BAC Director of Sustainable Design Studies.This event is free and open to the public.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Cascieri Hall

Overseers Fall Forum
A special invitation to the BAC Overseers, Overseer Emeriti, and Trustees of the College to attend the Annual Fall Forum and to enjoy a special presentation to preview work by students from the School of Landscape Architecture. This event is by invitation only. Please RSVP to Amy Jo Hofner, at or 617.585.0208, by Wednesday, October 9.


12:00 PM
Public Alley #444 Hereford St. between Newbury and Boylston

 Celebratory Ribbon Cutting of our Public Green Alley
A Party in the alley to celebrate and thank all those who have made this project possible. 
Please RSVP on Eventbrite by Tuesday, October 15; ticket is required for entry.