Faculty News June 2017

Robert Hsiung Steps Down
After a long history with the BAC, Robert Hsiung, thesis faculty member in the School of Architecture, will end his formal teaching in the program beginning fall 2017. Robert taught from 1964 to 1969 and then again from 2000 to 2016. He will be missed by students, faculty, and staff, but he will continue to be a guest critic.
 
Denise Rush Named to National Boards
Denise Rush, the director of undergraduate programs in the School of Interior Architecture, has been named a Director at Large of the American Society of Interior Designers 2016-2017 National Board of Directors. Denise also is a member of the Contract Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, and was named to the board of directors for the Institute for Human Centered Design.


The Contributions of Diego Matho
Diego Matho taught for 19 years at the BAC, holding a variety of positions and advancing within the College. As Director of Design Computing, his accomplishments included the management of courses and faculty, the implementation of software strategies, and a hands-on approach in the curricular area of technological resources. He also spearheaded various tech-related initiatives in collaboration with Institutional Technology and other key educators, including the establishment of the BAC CODER Lab. Since leaving the College, Diego continues to foster creativity and enthusiasm among students in the Cambridge public school system.

Remembering Ingrid Stadler
The Boston Architectural College lost an incalculable asset when former instructor, Ingrid Stadler, passed away in March 2016. She spent years enlightening students at institutions throughout Massachusetts, but was especially beloved as the BAC's "gadfly" of the Liberal Studies department.


Students in her Civilization & Ideas class routinely began the course with a look of shock (and possibly a bit of terror) at the opinionated whirlwind of this tiny philosopher, but by the end of the semester they were comfortable questioning anyone's assumptions, including their own. She loved nothing more than being challenged by her students, and the look of delight on her face when engaged in a debate with her students was priceless.