Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ASID Student Design Challenge

ASID Student Design Challenge 2017
Apply by 3.3.17
Scholarship Website

Students are asked to select a previously completed project that best illustrates the impact of design and answer the question: why design matters. Please cite three specific aspects of the project to explain how your design positively impacts people and the physical environment. Use diagrams, drawings and other visuals from your project, accompanied by a brief written description to explain why #designmatters.

Winners will be recognized at the Annual ASID New England Awards Gala 2017 on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

$2,000 for Undergraduate
$3,000 for Graduate

Questions? Ready to submit your PDF file? Email

Postcard Party :: (3.1)

From Rand Lemley, B. Arch

The one constant that I’ve seen at this school is an infectious ethos of inclusive community. Perhaps it stems from the concept of open admissions and our Gateway projects’ orientation toward the people of Greater Boston, but simply put: we are doing some radical work. We are a community capable of radical work in our school, our Boston, our Massachusetts, our United States, and our world.

In a world increasingly filled with hate and intolerance, let your voice of peace and inclusivity be heard. Join us as we write messages to our senators, representatives, and anyone else who needs to hear our words. We need to make clear that we, the people, will not be divided, that treatment of minorities is also priority, that business interests do not belong in politics. Postcards, stationery, a list of addresses for your representatives, and stamps will be provided.

Let your voice be heard! Write your elected reps in the loft from 5:30-8:00 on Wednesday, March 1.

We got this - together!

Summer Academy TA Opportunities

This summer, be a part of the most fun and hands-on design courses for high-school students in the Boston area. The BAC Summer Academy is looking for student mentors and teaching assistants to work from June 26 to July 28.

Practice credits available!

Deadline for application is Wednesday, March 15. For more information email

Midterm Munchies + Extended Hours

Midterm Munchies + Extended Hours!
Spring 2017

Extended Hours:
Friday (3.3) – Sunday (3.5)
Building open ‘til midnight every night!

Friday 3.3
First Friday + Gallery Opening @ the BAC
Hosted by SGA, IAC, BACMakers, NOMAS, and AIAS

Saturday 3.4
Midterm Munchies
The Loft

Sunday 3.5
Midterm Munchies
The Loft

FIRST FRIDAY! :: (3.3)

March First Friday & Gallery Opening
ON CAMPUS -- 320 Newbury St.
Friday, 3.3
7:00 - 9:00pm

Join us for an EPIC First Friday hosted by SGA, IAC, BACMakers, NOMAS, and AIAS--ON CAMPUS!

*FREE appetizers*    *TRIVIA*    *PRIZES!*

Friday is the official opening of the McCormick Gallery exhibit, Re @ the BAC: A Maker Showcase, featuring work from BAC students!

Summer 2017 Course Registration

Registration for Summer 2017 courses starts on Monday, February 27th! Your Academic Advisor is available to meet with you to help with your course sequencing. Meeting with your Academic Advisor will give you the opportunity to review your curriculum and plan ahead for how summer options might impact your fall course load.

We ask that you kindly schedule an appointment in advance so that we can be prepared to meet with you. Please contact your Academic Advisor directly to schedule a meeting by emailing:

If you are not sure who your Academic Advisor is, please contact Advising at or call 617.585.0160. You can also request a meeting online.

We look forward to meeting with you soon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

*APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED* Travel to Medellin, Colombia!

Socialism in Medellin, Colombia 
10-Day Travel Intensive-Studio (in collaboration with the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana)
August 5th –August 14th

Interest forms for the Medellín Social Urbanism Travel Studio have been extended to next Friday, February 24th!  Any student who wishes to take this studio should hand in their forms as soon as possible to secure a spot in the class. You may hand in your forms to Maria Bellalta or Aidan Ackerman.

  • Because it holds 10% of the worlds’ biosphere
  • Because the city has grown from 1 million to almost 4 million in only 50 years
  • Because it’s the city of perpetual spring
  • ecause the green belt wrapped around the valley is nothing you will see in your lifetime elsewhere…
  • Because the Medellin miracle, introduces new buildings, open spaces and transit systems,  that are world-renowned
  • Because as a designer, being in Medellin will mean you understand real aspects of 21ST-CENTURY planning!!
This course will satisfy the requirements for Housing and Institutional Planning or Urban Design and Infrastructure Networks. 

Architecture and other students wishing to take this studio should contact Maria Bellalta and Aidan Ackerman to coordinate your course equivalencies. 

You need to register for a 1-credit Summer 2017 section “M” of the studio you are taking.  The course numbers are:

LAN2003/M Housing and Institutional Planning – Med
LAN2004/M Urban Design and Infrastructure Networks
You need to register for a 2-credit Fall 2017 section “M” of the studio you are taking.  The course numbers are the same as the summer:
LAN2003/M Housing and Institutional Planning – Med
LAN2004/M Urban Design and Infrastructure Networks

Questions? Contact Maria or Aidan.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CRAN Student Design Competition

Competition :: "Here + Now: A House for the 21st Century"
Register by: 3.29.17
Competition Website

CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) is pleased to announce the HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century residential student design competition for the 2016-2017 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by AIA CRAN, this program is intended to provide architecture students, working individually or in teams, with a platform to explore residential architecture and residential architectural practice.

This competition challenges students to envision a house for HERE+NOW informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and ideas of domesticity.


First, second, and third prizes will be awarded, in addition to a selected number of honorable mentions, all at the discretion of the jury. A total of $6,000 will be distributed.

Winning projects will be posted on the ACSA website, CRAN website and promoted to media outlets. First place winner(s) will also receive a stipend to attend the 2017 CRAN Symposium in Miami. All award- winning projects will be displayed and winners will be recognized at the 2017 Symposium.

IAC General Meeting :: (3.3)

IAC General Meeting
Friday, 3.3
The Loft
6:00 - 7:00pm

Join IAC as we discuss exciting upcoming events!

SGA General Meeting :: (2.26)

Student Government Association General Meeting
Sunday, 2.26
The Fishbowl

Join the BAC Student Government Association (SGA) for their monthly meeting!

All BAC students are encouraged to attend. Get involved in YOUR student government!