Ian Hester is a Bachelor of Architecture candidate at Boston Architectural College. He is an Atelier Student Representative (2013-2014) and a member of AIAS, and he works for the Office of Student Development where he contributes to the school blog.
Ian developed a passion for architecture when he discovered that it is a perfect confluence of his wide range of interests, including art, history, cultural geography, and science. He came to the BAC because he felt that the small class sizes and the Practice program would allow him to maximize his learning experience by concurrently studying in both academic and professional environments.
One of Ian's most positive experiences at the BAC was his participation in the 2013 Rome program with Rich Griswold and Jovi Cruces. Living in Italy for a month and completing both a site analysis studio and a history and theory course accelerated the development of his understanding of architecture and widened his perspective on the field.
Ian is looking forward to beginning the Practice component of his program, which he feels will complement the academic side of his BAC career and vice versa.