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Alumni Awards

Each year, we accept nominations for awards that recognize exceptional BAC alumni and/or members of the BAC community for their achievements in their field and within the community. Learn more about our award categories and past recipients below and stay tuned for the 2021 nomination process to open this Fall.

BAC Alumni Awards

Given to a recent graduate who demonstrates great promise and leadership within their field. They must be actively employed in the design field and be making an influential impact in their sphere of design. Candidates must be alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years from any of the disciplines currently taught at the BAC.

Given to a BAC alumnus who serves their greater community by advocating for social, environmental, and/or policy change. Candidates should influence and empower others through design at the local, regional, or global scale. Candidates are alumni from any of the disciplines currently taught at the BAC.

Given to a BAC alumnus who has made a significant impact in the design community while promoting and improving the design professions through their leadership. Candidates are to have served in a leadership role in the design community for a substantial period and have mentored younger members of the design community. Candidates are alumni from any of the disciplines currently taught at the BAC.

Given to a volunteer in the BAC community who has worked tirelessly for an extended period to advance the College's mission. The individual embodies the spirit and ideals of the institution and continues to selflessly dedicate their time to the BAC today. This award is named after Dean Arcangelo Cascieri's (1902–1997) "Selfless Labor" sculpture, which depicts worker bees working on behalf of the colony around a beehive. Candidates are individuals who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer leadership in support of the College.

2020

Emerging Designer

Jessi Flynn, MLA '15

Distinguished Alumni in Service

John Dalzell, B. Arch '88

Distinguished Alumni in Practice

Shpresa Theodhosi, B. Arch '78

Selfless Labor

Richard Martini, B. Arch '84

Click here to watch the 2020 Alumni Awards Ceremony.

2019

Emerging Designer

Darguin Fortuna

Distinguished Alumni in Service

Deborah Pierce

Distinguished Alumni in Practice

Phil Dunn

Selfless Labor

Sara Bourque

2018

Emerging Designer

Maya Bird-Murphy, M.Arch '17

Emerging Designer

Olivia Stasin, MLA '16

Distinguished Alumni in Service

Sarah Ritch, M.Arch '03

Distinguished Alumni in Practice

Matthew Schiffer, B.Arch '91

Distinguished Alumni in Practice

Manuel Zeitlin, B.Arch '81

Selfless Labor

Valerie Fletcher, Trustee

2017

Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

Gerald Couto, '70

Distinguished Alumni in Practice

Jill M. Rothenberg, '89

Distinguished Alumni in Service

Brandy H.M. Brooks, BDS '06

Distinguished Alumni in Service

Anahita Kianous, MLA '15

Emerging Designer

Stephen Martyak, BDS '09

Selfless Labor

Ralph Jackson, BAC Adjunct Faculty Member

2016

Distinguished Alumni in Practice

Sylvia Mihich, B.Arch '89

Distinguished Alumni in Service

David Silverman, B.Arch '94

Emerging Designer

Daniel Zeese, M.Arch '15

Selfless Labor

David Jaquith, '69

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