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Professional & Continuing Education / The Landscape Institute

Workshops are back this Fall and Winter and we have some new courses!

You will have a chance to learn more about new design trends and ideas through our monthly Design Talks series. Learn how to promote your business and improve your presentation skills with a course on Public Relations or Branding. Explore careers in Interior Design and Architecture by joining a free workshop. Or, learn more about interior and landscape design. Email us at pce@the-bac.edu for more information about upcoming workshops! All workshops will be held at the Boston Architectural College unless noted otherwise.

*A full refund occurs when a student cancels 24 hours prior to the workshop. No refunds are given the day of the workshop or once the workshop has begun.

  • Design Talks Series
  • Business Education
  • Textiles & Treatments
  • Landscape Design

Design Talks

Are you interested in learning about the latest innovations and trends in Design fields? How about opportunities to meet other industry professionals, or, earn professional development credit?

Design Talks will provide you with the opportunity to connect with colleagues in a collegial environment while learning about hot topics sustainable and healthcare design and design for a lifetime.

Our series features two sessions and the chance to earn up to 4 CEU's. 
Price: $35 a session

Introduction to Permaculture
Session 1: 7:00 - 9:00pm: Introduction to Permaculture

The permaculture design process seeks to combine the design of food systems and social structures to provide for human needs while restoring ecosystem health. Examining the interconnections between environmental, social and economic components, Permaculture is informed by the disciplines of systems ecology, ecological design and ethno-ecology. In this design talk, students will be introduced to permaculture design principles and strategies. The framework of permaculture includes "social permaculture", what does this mean for designers? Attendees will receive a reading in advance of this interactive session to allow for optimal discussion and participation.

Instructor: Lydia Silva
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SEM0043 6:00 - 9:00pm: How to be Profitable as a New Designer 
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Join Jody Seivert, nationally recognized independent training and development consultant to the interior design industry, and owner of One x One Companies, for a not-to-be-missed workshop on beginning a career as an interior designer/decorator. Upon completion of this workshop, you will learn:

How to engage with prospective clients using a process of qualifying questions to determine project scope, budget, and if the project can be done profitably
Participants will also understand pricing and charging options and how to determine the best one for your projects and for the financial responsibility of your company

Fee: $75
Instructor: Jody Seivert
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SEM0038 6:00 - 9:00pm: What's Your Brand? Preparing for Practice
Date: Wednesday, April 16 and April 23, 2014 
You've completed your design education, what's next? Students will find the answers to the following questions during this two session workshop, and be prepared for the next steps in their career path!

  1. Do you want to own your own business or work for someone else?
  2. How do I create a business plan, and, what are the steps are to set up your own business?
  3. Portfolio, resume and cover letter review - active group review over both nights
  4. What's your brand?
  5. What's your plan?

Fee: $150
Instructor: Janine Dowling
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SEM0037: Successful Window Treatments: Inspiration to Installation
Date: TBD 
Practicing professionals and students of interior design and architecture will be able to design, specify, order and control the installation of moderately difficult window treatments. Students will learn how to:

  1. Change the scale of a window with a specific treatment
  2. Understand the designer's role in creating positive relationships with a workroom
  3. Clearly communicate their design through drawings
  4. Take measurements
Fee: $300
Instructor: Joanne Mills

SEM0011 9:30am - 2:30pm: Shapes and Sizes: Designing for Impact and Interest
Date: Saturday May 3, 2014
Shape plays a quiet, yet fundamental role in awe-inspiring garden design. Size is a key contributor to overall impact. When used together, these two elements of design become a dynamic duo for the savvy garden maker. This design studio provides a hands-on opportunity for you to design a small to mid-sized garden area. Bring your design project, plant ideas and area measurements. We'll start our workshop with some design fundamentals and move quickly into creating powerful combinations. This course is cosponsored by New England Wildflower Society and will be held at Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA.
Fee: $62
Instructor: Cheryl Salatino
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SEM0058 10:30am - 12:30pm: Green Roof Tutorial
Date: Friday May 30, 2014
This tutorial will met at a specialty green roof company, Green Roof Recovery, in Somerville, MA. Gain insight into planting media, construction materials and products. Get answers to questions that have been perplexing you. Co-Founder, Mark Winterer will give a tour of his facility during the seminar at Fringe in Union Square.
Fee: $0
Instructor: Marie Stella
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