School of Landscape Architecture awarded People's Choice More »
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is pleased to announce the College's School of Landscape Architecture was recognized as a People's Choice Award winner in the Boston Living with Water competition. Boston Living with Water is an international call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels. The competition seeks leading planners, designers, and thinkers to help the City of Boston and area businesses and residents develop and apply new concepts and strategies, including designing with water principles, to increase the city's sustainability and climate change resiliency.
The Boston Architectural College invites you to attend Building Knowledge, presented by Anupama Kundo, architect and educator, as part of the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities series.
Anupama Kundoo's internationally recognized and award-winning architecture practice started in 1990 and demonstrates a strong focus on material research and experimentation towards an architecture that has low environmental impact and is appropriate to the socio-economic context. Anupama has built extensively in India and has worked, researched, and taught in a range of cultural contexts across the world including TU Berlin, AA School of Architecture London, Parsons New School of Design New York, and University of Queensland Brisbane. She is currently Professor at UCJC Madrid where she is Chair of ‘Affordable Habitat.' She is also the Strauch Visiting Critic at Cornell University.
Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture examines the material and social culture of bento boxes and how they inspire architects and designers to think about the potential of emptiness, craft, portability, and sustainability. Using miniature environments that individuals carry with them as a touchstone for good design, we explore formal and experiential principles. We share the story of one manufacturer of bento boxes and the art of making a carefully crafted boxed lunch in relation to the recipient, to the season, and to the maker's intent.
Six BAC Students Exemplify College’s Commitment to Service Learning More »
School of Landscape Architecture’s Submission Entitled "Open Circuit: Traveling Water" Earns Recognition in International Competition More »
The BAC's Practice Department is recognized for "Outstanding Institutional Practice in Student Learning Outcomes" More »
Recognized among colleges and universities nationwide for its collaboration with other institutions of higher education and its larger community More »
Rainbows, Clouds & You
Jimenez Lai is a lecturer at UCLA and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, Lai worked for a range of international offices, including OMA. Lai has built numerous installations as well as been widely exhibited, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press; Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012, Jimenez Lai was named a winner of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. In 2013, Lai won the Debut Award at the Lisbon Triennale. Lai was the curator and designer for the 2014 Taiwan Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale.
In his lecture, Lai discusses several projects, including the Township of Domestic Parts, Citizens of No Place, and White Elephant.
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.
The Boston Architectural College is at the forefront of educating socially conscious designers who are invested in building sustainable urban neighborhoods. Join us for an extraordinary evening celebrating the work of the BAC and its community, in support of our vision of designing a sustainable future. This lively reception-style event will focus on the wide theme of urban sustainability and what that means for our community and the future of design practices.
Apples & Oranges, The Strange Bedfellows of Architecture Criticism More »
Information on Admissions Open Houses for prospective students interested in the Boston Architectural College. More »