Check out photos from the BAC's summer study abroad trip to Malta.
Aging can be difficult.
It's even more challenging when dementia or Alzheimer's disease enters the picture.
Now imagine an elderly person with Alzheimer's and a developmental disability, such as Down syndrome or autism, as well as a behavioral disorder like hoarding.
Those are the types of clients who are served by Bay Cove Human Services, a Boston nonprofit that runs group homes for developmentally disabled adults. Many of them have multiple problems - not just age-related issues, but also low language skills and obsessive tendencies - that make traditional housing inadequate for their needs...more.
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) celebrates a new generation of socially conscious designers with this exhibit. We present the work of the BAC 2015 degree program graduates from graduate and undergraduate degree programs in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies.
Students at the BAC explore the ethical and social practice of design in spatial environments. Their education is balanced in a curriculum that enables students to experience both professional practice and academic disciplines. The dynamic between intellectual ideas and experiential practice in the community is the basis for the meaningful, critical design exemplified in this curated exhibition.
Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been selected to lead the Boston Architectural College More »
Denise Rush to join the American Society of Interior Designers’ 2016 Board of Directors More »
Kim McCarthy, MDS ’14 wins 2nd Place in the Temporary Structures Concept Category for her BAC Capstone Project, Resilient Crisis Cube More »
Design for Human Health students redesign local group home for aging residents More »
Rand Lemley, Bachelor of Architecture Candidate More »
The School of Architecture at the Boston Architectural College offers undergraduate and graduate architecture degrees that prepare students to become licensed architects. Our architecture degree programs are professionally accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Our innovative approach to education integrates ongoing, real-world design practice with traditional classroom learning. Students draw upon their academic studies and their practical experiences as they develop their abilities in writing, drawing, speaking, and constructing.
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent spatial design college offering professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. The core of the BAC experience is a unique learning model where design education happens in the classroom and in the professional workplace simultaneously. Students work in some 300 design firms while attending their classes and studios onsite or online, earning credit and gaining experience in both settings.
Founded in 1889 as a club for practicing architects, the BAC has remained closely tied to Boston's professional design community throughout its history. Students are taught, mentored, and advised by over 400 practicing professionals, strengthening the connection between workplace experience and classroom learning. BAC graduates are accomplished designers with impressive resumes, portfolios, and professional networks.
Giving to the BAC is an investment in our students, which is an investment in the future. The BAC represents the enactment of social change, and it supports the success of those who wish to receive a design education and join the ranks of design professionals but who otherwise would not find this opportunity available to them. Our students are driven, entrepreneurial, and passionate about making the world a better place.
Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, the BAC is better-positioned to educate the next generation of emerging design professionals who are committed to improving the world through design.