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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.


Welcome to the BAC!

Message from Julia Halevy, Acting President and Provost  More »


Theodore C. Landsmark named President Emeritus of the Boston Architectural College

Appointment follows 17-year tenure as BAC president  More »


Summer Academy 2014

High School Students Design for the 21st Century  More »


Robert W. Ogle and William Remsen Selected by NCPE to Present and Publish Pakistan Case Study

Preservation Education Challenge: Establishing Cultural Heritage Curricula and Professional Practice in Emerging South Asian Democracies.  More »


Green Alley Project Honored with a 2014 Mayor’s Greenovate Boston Award

8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit  More »


The BAC Graduate: Success in Today's Job Market

86% Employed in Design upon Graduation  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

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.

Photo: Mayor Ray Flynn and Hugh Shepley at the BAC's 100th Anniversary Party in Copley Plaza; Photo courtesy College Archives

Francine Houben

BAC Events

Francine Houben Presents at the BAC

"The Aesthetics of Mobility" More »

Francine Houben Presents at the BAC

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.

Francine has proposed that designers, politicians, engineers, traffic experts - think and give value to the landscape that we are pausing in, speeding through, and observing in different manners. As an architect she is interested in choreographing these spaces of mobility. Francine is known as one of the most prolific architects in Europe today. Her wide-ranging portfolio comprises an intimate chapel built on the foundations of a former 19th century chapel in Rotterdam (2001) to Europe's largest library in Birmingham (2013).

Each year, the BAC welcomes speakers from around the world to share their expertise with our design community. Learn more.

10/08/2014 - 11/12/2014

Fall 2014 Student Lecture Series

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


Practice Open House

Fall 2014 More »


Practice Assessment Workshop

Fall 2014 More »


Erik Sommerfeld Discusses Design Build

Erik Sommerfeld, Director of Design Build Program at the University of Colorado Denver, will have a discussion on design build projects. More »


Open Studio

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


ABX Reception

The BAC invites you to attend a reception at ABX 2014 More »