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Green Alley Project, Alley #444

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Green Alley Project Honored with Mayor's Greenovate Boston Award

The BAC is pleased to announce the College's Green Alley Project was presented a 2014 Greenovate Boston Award by Mayor Martin J. Walsh at the 8th Annual Greenovate Boston Community Summit on May 31, 2014.

The BAC Green Alley project, constructed in 2013 with assistance from Halvorson Design Partnership, INC, converted Back Bay's Public Alley #444, between the BAC's campus buildings on Boylston and Newbury Streets, to capture stormwater runoff and recharge groundwater, two environmental challenges facing the City of Boston...more

BAC Launches Program in Design for Human Health

The BAC is pleased to announce the launch of a Master of Design Studies in Design for Human Health (MDS-DHH), a new degree program designed to provide students with the knowledge to assess and design private, public, and community environments based on the human dimensions of physical activity, cognitive performance, and psychological wellbeing.

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

Parti 2014

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the BAC, the theme for this year's PARTI 2014 was "Time Lapse." Parti was an opportunity to look back at how student culture has evolved over the years, to reflect on how far we have come, and to use this newly established tradition to celebrate what it is to be a current and past BAC student. Students celebrated with a live band, followed by a guest DJ and dancing throughout the night. View photos here.

BAC Student Housing with Fisher College



BAC Student Housing with Fisher College More »


Thanks to our relationship with Fisher College, the BAC has residential space available for enrolled degree program students located on Beacon Street around the corner from the Public Gardens and Boston Common with close proximity to the BAC campus (approximately a 15 minute walk or 2 subways stops). The turn of the century brownstone townhouse residence halls have modern amenities including security systems, common areas with full-size refrigerators and microwaves, and TV/Lounge rooms with both cable TV and DVD players making the halls a comfortable place to study, relax, or just hang out with friends. While each living area is unique, each fosters an environment that is conducive to learning. Students will have the option of requesting single, double (two person), triple (three person), or quad (four person) occupancy rooms.

Prospective students can contact the BAC Office of Admissions with questions at admissions@the-bac.edu or at 617.585.0123.

Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street


Study Design at the BAC

Accepting Applications for Fall 2014 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 Design, 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 Fall 2014. 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.


A Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

To the Members of the Boston Architectural College Community  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 »


BAC Student Named 2014 University Olmsted Scholar

Jaryd McGonagle, School of Landscape Architecture  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

85% Employed in Design upon Graduation  More »

Mikkel Stromstad '14, BArch


The BAC Graduate: Success in Today’s Job Market

85% BAC students are employed in design the day they graduate More »

The BAC Graduate: Success in Today’s Job Market

Mikkel Stromstad '14, M.Arch.  The BAC's innovative, practice-based curriculum integrates professional design practice more extensively than tradition co-op programs. Most BAC students compliment their academic studies with full-time work within firms and community-based activities.

At graduation 85% of BAC 2012- 2013 graduates were employed at the time of program completion - 80% of undergraduates and 90% of Masters. Large firms continue to employ a number of our students, while many find work 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. Our faculty of practicing designers understand the skills needed for success in today's challenging and increasingly global design environment. While at the BAC, students already are experienced design professionals, with a professional portfolio, resume and network already established.

BAC graduates are consistently cited as being among the most prepared for the design challenges of the 21st century. Employers value the skills and practical approach BAC students bring, and many of our students have risen to an advanced position within a firm by the time they complete their degree at the BAC.

Many of the BAC's most successful students and graduates began their studies elsewhere and transfer to the BAC after taking coursework or completing programs at other institutions. The BAC welcomes transfer students from any major of study at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and is still accepting transfer application for spring 2014. Learn More.

© Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz

The installation of the Gateway Parkolation Project parklet outside of Mei Mei Street Kitchen


BAC Partners with Boston Green Academy to Develop a Parklet

The BAC is pleased to announce the successful collaboration between the BAC, the Boston Green Academy (BGA), and community partners to develop a Parklet, an innovative and sustainable urban space for the City of Boston.

The semester-long project, entitled The Parkolation Project, was a collaborative, hands-on learning partnership between the BAC and the BGA through the College's Gateway Initiative, a program which provides pro bono design services to nonprofits and municipal agencies through the greater Boston area. Acting as mentors, BAC architecture students - Risa Ishihara, Ge Wang, Estyvens Torchons and Maria Bolivar - along with BAC Gateway Instructor, Cortney Kirk, Landscape Architect at Copley Wolff Design Group, and Willa Peragine, founder of the Parkolation Project, worked with BGA high school students to develop the design for a kit of parts to be fabricated and installed as a full functioning parklet in downtown Boston.

Wonnie Ru at DRA Architects


Featured Alumni: Wonnie Ru

Interior Design Graduate More »

Featured Alumni: Wonnie Ru

Wonnie Ru is a Bachelor of Interior Design graduate from the BAC. The BAC intrigued her based on the practice-driven program that enabled her to experience a more dynamic approach to Interior Design. Wonnie was involved in various Gateway community projects that helped her to learn and incorporate her skills outside of school.

Through the Gateway projects, Wonnie became interested in designing facilities that fully engage the community and she found it very rewarding. Wonnie currently is an Interior Designer at DRA Architects, which specializes in primarily educational and healthcare design. Her main focus is on designing educational facilities, from schematic design to construction, where she interacts with clients, construction project coordinators, and consultants...more

Photo Left: Wonnie Ru, Interior Designer at DRA Architects, ©Boston Architectural College; Photo by Sam Rosenholtz


Boston Green Roof Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank

The 18,000 sq. ft. roof garden at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston was installed in 1976 and is considered one of the oldest, still original roof gardens in the country. More »

08/07/2014 - 08/08/2014

New Student Orientation

Orientation for students entering the BAC fall 2014 More »

08/09/2014 - 08/16/2014

Distance Master of Architecture Intensives

Fall 2014 Intensive for Distance Master of Architecture Students More »

08/09/2014 - 08/16/2014

Master of Design Studies Intensives

Fall 2014 Intensives for the Masters of Design Studies programs More »