Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BAC Red Sox Tickets (9.24)

Reduced Price Red Sox Tickets
*On sale NOW in The Office of Student Life*
320 Newbury St, 1st Floor
$5 w/ BAC Student ID

The Office of Student Life has purchased a limited amount of tickets for BAC students for the Thursday, September 24, 2015 Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays game at 7:10 PM.

Tickets are $5.00 for current BAC students only (no guests, faculty, or staff tickets are available). Cash only!

To purchase a ticket, please stop by The Office of Student Life, located on the first floor of 320 Newbury St.

NCARB Names BAC for Integrated Licensure Initiative

NCARB Names BAC for Integrated Licensure Initiative


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has named the first 13 accredited architectural schools to implement the "Integrated Path Initiative." Each selected school has proposed a pre-graduation curriculum that would provide students with the necessary mix of education, work experience, and opportunities to complete the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE) to achieve licensure before graduation. The initiative was spearheaded by NCARB to shorten the time it takes for US architects to get licensed.

The 13 accepted schools represent "a wide range B.Arch and M.Arch programs in nine jurisdictions, including both public and private institutions," says NCARB. These schools are:

  • Boston Architectural College; Boston
  • Clemson University; Clemson, SC
  • Drexel University; Philadelphia
  • Lawrence Technological University; Southfield, MI
  • NewSchool of Architecture and Design; San Diego, CA
  • North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC
  • Portland State University; Portland, OR
  • Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, GA
  • University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati
  • University of Detroit Mercy; Detroit
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Charlotte, NC
  • University of Southern California; Los Angeles
  • Woodbury University; Los Angeles

Dennis S. Ward, NCARB, AIA: “We look forward to coaching these programs, and future program participants, as well as celebrating the licensure of their alumni. Over the next few years we will provide support to our licensing board members as they work to evolve their regulations toward accepting this new licensure path.”

Boston Events :: September 2015

September 2015 Events - Boston

Check out the calendar that the folks over at Eventbrite have put together to outline all the happenings in the city of Boston for the month of September. This calendar shows you the many ways that you can get involved with YOUR city!

Lockers :: Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Competition :: Six Cities High Rise Challenge

Competition :: Six Cities High Rise Challenge
Submit by 10.31.15
Competition Website

The Six Cities Solar High Rise Challenge is a global competition in architecture and building, inviting architects, engineers, urban planners, sustainable designers, and students with faculty sponsorship to submit design proposals for highrise urban power generators/distributed lessor apartment/hotels in New York, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, and Tokyo.  Using the MICROTRACK™ module we invite you to prove the reality of the energy positive high rise now and make space for a different direction.

Over the past five years the cost of land and energy in our cities has increased so much that many municipal councils have come to value the needs of the corporation over the needs of the citizen.  It begs the question whether the current model is the best model for the most people?

The competition will result in the selection of three projects worldwide.  Each will win top title, $4000 US, and the opportunity to build.

9.1.15 :: 'Allston Christmas'

May the warmth you feel this season be not due to arborvirus-related fever.

As moving day has commenced in the city of Boston, many students have begun to leave tons of furniture all along the streets of the city.  It may seem like an incredible deal to just grab whatever you want that is left abandoned on the side of the street, but we wanted to warn you of the danger of doing so.

A Brief History:
Allston Christmas is September 1st in Boston. Massachusetts, USA. With the hundreds of thousands of college students that move into, out of, and across Boston on September 1st, there is a great deal of furniture and other household items that are either left temporarily or discarded on the sidewalks of Allston, Brighton, Mission Hill, The Fenway, Cambridge, Brookline, and other student-rich sections of the Boston area. Allston 'Christmas' refers to the bounty of "new" stuff that one can easily acquire free of cost simply by walking down to the sidewalk and running off with it back into your own apartment. Much of the items that are left on the sidewalk are free to take because people can't fit them into their new apartment or don't have enough space in the truck to move them. However, many of the items are simply left on the sidewalk temporarily and are rummaged (read: 'stolen') by the neighbors in the chaos that is the city of Boston on Septemer 1st.

Our warning to BAC students is in regard to the bed bugs that may or may not be lurking in each of these pieces of furniture: 

BAC Fab Labs Open House (9.12)

BAC Fab Labs Open House
Saturday, September 12th, 2015

  • Session 1: 12:30 to approx. 3pm – CNC router (Sean) , laser cutters (David) 
  • Session 2: 3pm to approx. 4:30pm - Woodshop (James), 3D printers (David)

Meet in Lab 401, 320 Newbury St 4th floor, on time!
RSVP to with your session preference to guarantee a seat!

The Fab Lab Open House is open to currently enrolled BAC students, faculty, and staff. Over two sessions, we’ll introduce attendees to our CNC router, laser cutters,  3D printers, and the brand new woodshop! The Fab Labs Open House will include an introductory presentation of the various tools, their capabilities and BAC policies, and will conclude with an example ‘jobs’ on each machine.

Competition :: Amsterdam Floating Toy Museum

Competition :: Amsterdam Floating Toy Museum
Competition Website
Submit by 10.15.2015

Arquitectum was the first international platform and agency of its kind dedicated to organizing open architecture competitions for professionals, graduates and students to present their vision for
Various set projects as means of exposing and communication their practice and work to prospective clients, employers and publishers worldwide.

The Challenge
The challenge for this competition is to design a contemporary Floating Toy Museum on the banks axis in central Amsterdam along with Science Center Nemo Centre, Arcam, VOC-ship (18 Century Cargo Ship) and National Maritime Museum.

The objectives of “AMSTERDAM FLOATING TOY MUSEUM” Competition are as follows:
• Reward quality design solutions that respond effectively to the brief.
• Encourage architectural design solution and ideas that best respond to the location.
• Generate both functional and volumetric contribution to the site.
• Promote the design of a structure that take into context the site and topology.
• Stimulate the discussion of ideas regarding the intervention and construction on such a site.

Monday, August 31, 2015

September First Friday! (9.4)

September First Friday
Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6-8 pm
Pour House, 907 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

All current BAC students are invited to join us for First Friday on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 6-8 pm at The Pour House for FREE appetizers!

Reconnect with your fellow students, make new connections, and meet new friends! All ages welcome.

Hosted by the Office of Student Life

Friday, August 28, 2015

BAC Green Alley Tour (9.3)

Green Alley Tour
Thursday, September 3rd from 12 - 1 pm
Meet in 320 Newbury St Lobby at 12 noon sharp

Are you interested in sustainable energy technologies? Did you know that the BAC Green Alley contains a geothermal well?

Art Byers, Associate Vice President of Facilities at the Boston Architectural College, will be leading a tour of the BAC Green Alley and learn about the College's effort to become a net zero campus. Meet in the lobby of 320 Newbury Street at 12 pm sharp for the tour.

BAC Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!