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Summer Academy

"The idea is to create studios that reinvent the idea of what architects and designers do. These studios challenge students to think about the design field in a different way."

Contact Information

If you have any questions or to learn more, please contact us at summer@the-bac.edu


Summer Academy: High School Design Exploration

Summer Academy at the Boston Architectural College is a design exploration program for high school students. Working closely and collaboratively with BAC studio leaders, students develop fundamental design skills and are challenged to explore current trends and important social and environmental design issues.

Summer Academy has been part of the BAC curriculum since 1973 and is open to all high school students entering grades 10 and above. Studio leaders and lead faculty are emerging design professionals and advanced graduate students from Boston-area design schools including Boston Architectural College, Harvard Graduate School of Design, MIT, Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. Students leave the program with a clearer sense of potential design professions, projects to strengthen a portfolio for college, and an expanded understanding of the impact of design around them and the ways design can change communities and improve lives.

2015 Summer Academy

More information to come.