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1889 - 2014

The Boston Architectural College

125 years of excellence
in design education.

125th Anniversary

Celebrating 125 Years

The Boston Architectural College is pleased to welcome our Community to join us in celebrating the 125th anniversary of the College. Throughout the past 125 years, the BAC's commitment to preparing students for professional practice in diverse and rapidly changing design workplaces has made the College integral to the evolution of the design professions, and to the history and future of the City of Boston. 

Launching the 125th Year

The BAC was pleased to launch the 125th year on Friday, October 18, with the Celebratory Opening of the Green Alley.

BAC Stories

Throughout the past 125 years, the BAC has celebrated many special moments. Explore some of our most recent news & announcements.

125th Anniversary Events

October 18, 2013
Celebratory Green Alley Opening
Join us for a Celebratory Opening of the Green Alley, the centerpiece of the College's Urban Sustainability Initiative, and the kickoff of our 125th Anniversary year. 


March 27, 2014
AD 20/21
Our 7th Annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries Gala preview benefit dinner and reception will be the culminating event for the first annual Boston Design Week, March 20-30, 2014.


April 2014
Marathon Event 


May 2014
BAC Student Organizations, Atelier, and the BAC Alumni Association host this end of school year celebration. This student-led highly successful event unites the student design community at the BAC.


October 2014
BAC Homecoming & 125th Anniversary Party
This event will be an opportunity to reconnect the alumni with the BAC by inviting them back to campus for a weekend event to engage in the BAC's cutting-edge practice-based design education and network with fellow designers who experienced this unique education. The yearlong celebrations will also culminate with a signature birthday event for the BAC celebrating our students, faculty, alumni, practice firms and the Boston community.

Celebrating 125 Years

The BAC is pleased to welcome our community in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the College.

125th Anniversary Announcement from BAC President and Board Chair

Read the full message from President Theodore C. Landsmark and Board Chair Marc W. Pelletier here

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