Two BAC Students Chosen as Winners at Student Design Showcase

Jose Gonzalez and Andres Moreira recognized for their exemplary academic design work

Project entitled "Zoo-logical" by BAC student Andres Moreira

Project entitled "Zoo-logical" by BAC student Andres Moreira

Two BAC students were recently recognized as winners at the annual Student Design Showcase and Competition, sponsored by the Membership Enrichment Committee of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA). As described by the BSA, the purpose of the competition is to provide students with a platform to recognize and exhibit their work, sharing their projects with the BSA membership and general public. The showcase is also an opportunity to celebrate the numerous architectural programs in the greater Boston area.

Jose Gonzalez, Bachelor of Architecture candidate at the BAC, was recognized as one of the winners for his project entitled "Superheroes and Skyscrapers." With the objective to use a superhero as inspiration for an intervention at Boston's Hancock Tower, Jose draws inspiration from Hercules to solve the problem of wind. Creative and fun, his full project can be found here.

Hancock Tower Project

Andres Moreira, Master of Architecture candidate at the BAC, was awarded for his project entitled "Zoo-Logical." Using Boston's Franklin Park as his site, his goal is to transform the landscape to help develop three interactions between human and animal. The interactions are a traditional view; the inverted zoo, where humans are trapped and the animal is free; and the zoo-topia, where a landscape strategy is deployed to separate the animal from humans without using built barriers. Read more about his unique concepts outlined in the full project here.

Hippo House

Congratulations to Jose and Andres, and to all of the other BAC students who submitted their work! For the full list of submissions, click here.