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BAc Homecoming 2014

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Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the BAC

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to welcome you in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the College at Homecoming 2014. Throughout the past 125 years, the BAC's commitment to preparing students for professional practice in diverse and rapidly changing design workplaces has made the College integral to the evolution of the design professions, and to the history and future of the City of Boston.

Guests have their choice of events to participate in throughout the day or you can take advantage of the "Full Day Package" which includes admission to all events on Homecoming day.

Learn more about each event and register here.

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Study Design at the BAC

Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 More »

Study Design at the BAC

Celebrating our 125th anniversary, the Boston Architectural College proudly provides access to a design education for those who have the drive and passion to succeed. The BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies. Whether you live in Boston, across the country, or across the globe, one of our onsite or low-residency online programs will provide you an opportunity to earn a graduate or undergraduate degree in design.

Join us Spring 2015. We are accepting applications for our onsite and distance degree programs. If you have any questions or to schedule an individual appointment please contact Admissions at 617 585-0123 or admissions@the-bac.edu.


Shaun O’Rourke to Present at Copernicus Alliance Conference in Prague

Education for Sustainability: Building Capacity in Higher Education  More »


BAC Collaborates with Local School to Address Design Needs

School of Design Studies Faculty and Students develop design plans and improvements for Woodward School for Girls  More »


BAC Student Awarded IIDA NE Scholarship

Sarah Boisselle, School of Interior Architecture  More »


The BAC Graduate: Success in Today's Job Market

86% Employed in Design upon Graduation  More »


Francine Houben visits BAC to present "The Aesthetics of Mobility"

The BAC was pleased to host Francine Houben, the founding partner and the creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, who presented her past research and current thinking through her lecture, The Aesthetics of Mobility. This program was supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.  More »


BAC Student to Present at National Trust Conference

Sarah White, Historic Preservation Student, Selected to Present at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation  More »

BAC Graduates at C7A


The BAC Graduate: Success in Today’s Job Market

86% BAC students are employed in design the day they graduate More »

The BAC Graduate: Success in Today’s Job Market

As the Boston Architectural College celebrates its 125th year, the BAC is pleased to share the success of its graduates in today's job markets.

At graduation, 86% of BAC graduates were employed at the time of program completion - 82% of undergrads and 90% of Master's. Large firms continue to employ a number of students, while many find homes in small- and mid-sized firms, as well as an increasing array of non-traditional employment in engineering, construction, facilities management and real estate development. The BAC faculty of practicing designers understands the skills needed for success in today's challenging and increasingly global design environment. BAC graduates are consistently cited as being among the most prepared for the design challenges of the 21st century.

The BAC is accepting applications for Spring 2015. Those interested in learning more about BAC programs are invited to contact our Admissions department at admissions@the-bac.edu.

Photo: Master of Architecture 2014 Graduate Jamie Schwadel, Architectural Designer at BAC Practice employer Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc (C7A), and Master of Architecture 2011 Graduate Kirsten Lawson, AIA, Architectural Designer at C7A; © Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

Discipline + Double Agency

BAC Events

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Kyle Sturgeon

Kyle Sturgeon, Director of Advanced Architecture Studios and Building Technology, Boston Architectural College , will present Discipline + Double Agency as part of the Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:00 PM in Cascieri Hall.

"Discipline" suggests personal rigor in one's own craft and sanctions relevant contributions to our profession. "Agency" supposes our capacity to do meaningful work and qualifies the relationships forged between those whom we collaborate with and serve. Together, these concepts define the appropriate scope of our design ambitions, but each are ripe for change. Challenging their traditional limits of will shape the future landscape of design practice as we now know it.

With this polemical student-centered lecture, Kyle will share past work and current research trajectories, his endeavor to carve out new forms of practice, and a call for today's emerging designers to take risks, engage the communities they love, and stake their own claim!

Discipline + Double Agency; Image Courtesy Kyle Sturgeon

BAC 100th Anniversary, 1989

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Explore the BAC Timeline

125 Year History More »

Explore the BAC Timeline

Throughout the past 125 years, the BAC has celebrated many special moments. The BAC's commitment to preparing students for professional practice in diverse and rapidly changing design workplaces has made the College integral to the advancement of the design professions, and to the history and future of the City of Boston. Explore the evolution of the BAC on our historical timeline, courtesy of College Archives.

We invite members of the community to submit memories to be added to the BAC Timeline. Email Kris Kobialka, Institutional Records Manager/Archivist at kris.kobialka@the-bac.edu to submit.

Photo: Atelier members dressed like 1888 for the BAC's 50th Anniversary Party,1938; Photo courtesy College Archives

10/08/2014 - 11/12/2014

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series

Join us for our ongoing public lecture series at the BAC. More »


Open Studio

Work collaboratively in the company of their studio-mates More »


Advanced Portfolio Seminar/Discussion

Kyle Sturgeon will lead a discussion about creating an advanced portfolio, in anticipation of the Segment Two portfolio, or an advanced job search. More »


October First Friday

Reconnect with your fellow students, make new connections, and meet new friends! More »


Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series: Kyle Sturgeon

Discipline + Double Agency More »


BAC Homecoming

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary with Alumni and Friends of The Boston Architectural College More »