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Materials Library

The Materials Library at the Boston Architectural College is a resource for students and faculty in all disciplines of design. It houses thousands of physical material samples that students and faculty can access for classroom projects, presentations, experimentation, and beyond. The vast collection invites creativity, exploration, and discovery and enhances each individual designer's educational experience.


Sustainable and synthetic, easy-to-use carpet squares in an array of colors, textures, and patterns.

Ceramic Tile

Porcelain and terracotta tiles in neutral and vivid hues and glossy and matte finishes.


Broad selection of colorful residential and commercial fabrics made of natural, recycled, and synthetic fibers.


A wide variety of options including reclaimed and new woods, bamboo, cork, recycled rubber, Marmoleum, vinyl, ceramic, and stone.


The latest catalogs, binders, and brochures of residential and office furniture.


On-trend decorative and laminated interior glass, backsplash tiles, and vibrant-hued mosaics.


Rich assortment of textured and dyed swatches as well as tiles made from new and recycled leather.


Ornamental, woven, laminate, mesh, and chain samples for walls, curtains, grating, and other innovative uses.

Solid Surfaces

Edgy and fun plastics, recycled pressed papers, unlimited laminates, natural stone, and colored cements offer new ideas for countertops and decorative panels.

Sound Absorption

A selection of acoustical ceiling tiles and wall boards.


Informational binders of exterior glazing, solar options, roof and wall systems, and more.


A growing assortment of green products including fabrics, carpet, paints, surfacing, and flooring.


An appealing selection of hard paneling, soft fabrics, paint picks, and creative wallpapers.


Drapery, sheers, blind, and shade samples.