2010 Design Intelligence Rankings: BAC Master of Interior Design Ranked Among the Best

2010 DesignIntelligence Rankings: BAC Master of Interior Design Ranked Among the Best

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that the BAC Master of Interior Design is listed at number six, within the top ten ranked programs.

DesignIntelligence annually publishes America's Best Architecture & Design Schools.

"Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and governance can be proud of this recognition," states President Ted Landsmark. "Educators must be innovative to better prepare for the future. The Boston Architectural College's practice-based education prepares our graduates to meet the rapidly changing needs of practice and public service, and this DesignIntelligence recognition is one measure of how our graduates are being welcomed into the professions. Our School of Interior Design continues to move to incorporate evidence-based design, space planning, health care, and accessibility in addition to our strong sustainability focus within our interiors curricula.”

For the school rankings, 381 private practice firms and other organizations that hire architects, landscape architects, interior designers, or industrial designers participated in the research. Four individual surveys are used to collect data in each of the practice areas: architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, industrial design. The question for these rankings is: "From your hiring experience in the past five years, which schools are best preparing students for success in the architecture/landscape architecture/interior design/industrial design profession?" Participating firms complete surveys for only those practice areas in which they have direct experience. In addition, students, deans, and chairs of academic programs are surveyed. This methodology presents a rich weave of information on design programs.

The annual rankings are compiled from surveys conducted and analyzed by The Greenway Group. The rankings provide feedback on where quality education is being delivered, valued, and communicated. The survey methodology is transparent, and the research participants are all listed in the guide, which is available at di.net