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BAC Founding Week

Celebrating our past, present and future

bac founding week

To celebrate the BAC founding and our more than 130 years of impact in design education, the Boston Architectural College launched a new tradition in: BAC Founding Week.

BAC Founding Week is an annual week full of engaging activities that bring together staff, faculty, students, alumni, and friends to celebrate our many achievements. It is an important occasion for the whole community to be together, to pause, and reflect on and honor those who invested in the College's beginnings.

With nearly 500 in attendance, this year's events included the exclusive premiere of the documentary "Built Beautiful: An Architecture and Neuroscience Love Story", and a three-day series of discussions on relevant topics in design thinking and design education, hosted and led by our alumni, students, and faculty.

BAC Founding Week events explored topics ranging from reimagining prison design for a more human centered design approach to a reading and reflection of the 1968 Whitney Young Jr. Speech, dubbed ‘The Speech that Changed Architecture Forever', and what we envision for a future of inclusion and diversity in the profession. The programming also featured the vibrant research and work of our faculty, who shared more about the BAC University Partnership in Pakistan and a new course entitled Archives of the Self.

If you missed any of this year's Founding Week events, check out the recordings here.

Transforming Correctional Design for Justice

A Reading and Reflection of ‘The Speech that Changed Architecture Forever'

BAC University Partnership in Pakistan | Archives of the Self; a new BAC course debuting in Summer 2021 | World History through the Lenses of Critical Race Theory and Human Geography

The BAC would like to thank all of our special guests and programming partners along with BAC alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends for making the inaugural BAC Founding Week such a success!