Friday, March 24, 2017

*DATE CHANGE* AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women :: (3.30)

AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women
The Beehive (951 Boylston)
Cost: FREE!

Thursday 3.30
4:00 - 6:00PM


BAC students and alumnae are invited to attend this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop to gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 20 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color.

Participants will learn:
  • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences
  • How to quantify and articulate your value
  • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary
  • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers.

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

AAUW (American Association of University Women) Work Smart in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to train half the working women of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years.

RSVP is recommended. Please indicate which session you would like to attend.

Student BAC Gala Tickets on Sale! Only $25!

BAC Spring Gala 
Thursday, April 6, 2017
VIP Reception | 6–7 pm
Gala | 7–10 pm

     (regular price $150)


The BAC’s annual Spring Gala brings together our community for an evening reception at the Innovation and Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District. More than 400 guests attend to support the BAC and enjoy a silent auction, live music, cocktails, and food tastings from a variety of local restaurants, breweries, and distilleries. The proceeds from the gala go directly to benefit students and support the College’s mission of diversifying the design professions.


Students may purchase discounted tickets online by making a $25 donation; under the Donation Information section, please select “Other” for Designation, then include “Spring Gala 2017” in the field that appears below. 

Tickets will also be available in the Office of Student Life. Cash and check accepted. 

Students may choose to volunteer for the event and attend FOR FREE! Please email to learn more about volunteer roles.

The BSA Syria Initiative Charrette

The BSA Syria Initiative hopes to improve the quality of life for Syrian refugee families by addressing the need for child-focused public space facilities in the Dalhamiyyeh refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. More than half of the 4.8 million Syrian refugees that have fled to neighboring countries are children living in stressful circumstances. The initiative will bring together design professionals and students in Beirut and Boston to design and build a play-space in Lebanon for Syrian refugee children and the hosting Lebanese community.

The goal is to involve students and faculty from Boston’s architecture and landscape architecture schools in several ways:

A Design Charrette: starting with the kickoff is on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the BSA followed by two workshops held over a two-week period concluding on April 7.

A Summer Field Project: sponsorship of students from Boston Colleges and Universities to develop mock-up of playground elements in Boston and to travel to Lebanon to be part of design completion and construction of the project. The Harvard GSD is contributing $5,000 to support this project.

Financial support for the construction of the play spaces scheduled for June–July 2017. The estimated cost for construction is estimated to be $50,000. Harvard University Asia Center is supporting the Syria Initiative by contributing $20,000 for the construction of the public space/playground. But more funding needs to be secured to realize this project.

Charrette Dates
Kickoff—Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:00 am–noon
Pinup and work session—Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Final presentations—Friday, April 7, 2017 9:00 am–noon

Please register here to receive additional details and background materials, and to share with the organizers information about you, so that appropriate teams can be made.

For more information, visit the BSA website.

A Night of Monologues :: (4.14)

A Night of Monologues
Friday 4.14
Cascieri Hall


Come join the Night of Monologues. This unique style event allows students to perform monologues, or single person speeches from movies or plays, without the pressure of being in a full-scale play production.

There are three options for Monologues:

  1. The staff of A Night of Monologues can select one for you
  2. You can write your own Monologue
  3. You can select your own from a play or movie.

You can submit these monologues until Friday, April 7th 2017, 10pm.

For more details please contact:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LEED GA Workshop :: (4.8)

LEED GA Workshop
Saturday 4.8.17
8:30AM - 5:00PM

**$65 discount for the first 15 BAC students to sign up!**

Join the Green Team, the BAC’s student sustainability team, in the inaugural LEED GA Workshop on Saturday April 8th!

 LEED is one of the world’s most ubiquitous “green-building certification programs” within the design and architecture professions. Over the years, USGBC, United States Green Building Council, have used LEED to help developers and the design profession advocate for creating buildings and neighborhoods that have a smaller ecological footprint. USGBC has constructed a series of LEED categories tailored towards specific types of construction and renovation. Becoming a LEED GA, Green Associate, is the first required step to becoming an expert in one of the LEED systems.

This workshop will prepare you for the LEED GA test, it will provide you with the resources needed to further your studies, and it will provide you with a credit for the LEED GA test. The value of the workshop and the test for students is $300, but the Green Team and the Massachusetts chapter of USGBC will be providing this package for $135 for the first 15 BAC students who register!

The course is broken into eight, one hour segments and it will be hosted from 8:30am to 5pm in the Beehive in the BAC’s 951 Boylston Street building. All enrolled BAC students are eligible to participate in this workshop.

1) Introduction
2) Location and Transportation/ Sustainable Sites
3) Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere
4) Materials and Resources
5) Indoor Environmental Quality
6) Innovation and Regional Credits
7&8) Exam preparation

Take advantage of this unique opportunity, and differentiate yourself in the beginning of your career.

Further questions can be directed to the Green Team, or you can meet with the Jonathan Cave, President of the Green Team, in the Loft on Wednesday 22nd and Wednesday 29th from 6:45-7:15pm for a Q&A. Coffee and snacks will be provided.


AIAS General Meeting :: (3.26)

AIAS General Meeting
Sunday 3.26
The Fishbowl

The American Institute of Architecture Students BAC chapter will be holding a general meeting open to all BAC students, faculty, and alumni.

Please join us to discuss AIAS BAC executive board elections, AIAS BAC Parti project, AIAS Boston engagement and AIAS BAC goals.

Student Government Association General Meeting :: (3.26)

SGA General Meeting
Sunday 3.26
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!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 Interior Design Student Scholarships

2017 Interior Design Student Scholarships
Scholarship Website
Submit by 3.31.17

IFDA-EF has changed the applicant requirement from an official transcript to a transcript.

IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship — $1,500
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate Students, Extra Credit For Volunteer Work/Leadership

Part-Time Student Scholarship — $1,500
Open To Currently Enrolled, Part-Time Undergraduate Students

IFDA Student Member Scholarship — $2,000
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full-Time Undergraduate, IFDA Student Members

Vercille Voss IFDA Graduate Student Scholarship — $2,000
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Graduate Students

Ruth Clark Furniture Design Scholarship — $3,000
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate or Graduate Students

Tricia LeVangie Green/Sustainable Design Scholarship — $1,500
Open To Currently Enrolled, Full- or Part-Time Undergraduate Students

Window Fashion Certified Professional Fast Track Scholarship-One Full Registration ($1,000)
Open To Currently Enrolled, Two or Three Year Interior Design or Related Program Students


Linda Mariani, FIFDA, IFDA/EF Director of Scholarships and Grants


Monday, March 20, 2017

$4,500 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize

$4,500 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize 
Submit by 3.20.17 

Fontainebleau video

Past scholarship recipients and Nicholas Stanos, VP of The Fontainbleau Associations, will be in attendance.

Each year, the BAC and Anthony Tappé provide one scholarship for an exciting study abroad program outside Paris, France. Selection is based on academic and practice standing, with preference given to advanced students of Architecture with excellent academic records and portfolio. This person must be a strong ambassador of the Boston Architectural College

 To apply, students must submit the following:
  • Current Portfolio
  • Sketchbook
  • An essay of no more than 500 words discussing how you would make a good ambassador for the Boston Architectural College and how your participation in the Fontainebleau Architecture Program supports your educational goals.

Students should submit all application materials to the front desk of the Student Services office on 951 Boylston Street.  All submissions should include your name and the name of the scholarship.

About the Fontainebleau Schools:
Since 1923, The Fontainebleau Schools have brought together different artistic disciplines in order to explore new ways of seeing, thinking and making architecture. The presence of the American Conservatory represents a remarkable opportunity for the design students to explore the relationship between architecture and music, develop collaborative projects with composers, or simply enjoy listening to rehearsals and concerts. Architecture and music students live, dine, and work together. Housing and meals are provided within walking distance from the Chateau. In addition to artistic pursuits, a variety of French social, cultural activities are arranged for both architecture and music students.

The program for architects begins in Paris with seminars and visits over 5 days, which will prepare the students for the following weeks in Fontainebleau. During these 4 weeks, workshops, lectures, visits and studios will be in and around the Chateau Fontainebleau.   Formal art disciplines such as drawing, watercolor, graphic design and theatre design will be practiced during the session.  A 3-day final trip around the French countryside will acquaint students with some of the finest masterpieces of French art and architecture, both historic and contemporary.

Additional Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Tuition to the Fontainebleau Program is $4,500 and does not include airfare to France. Additional scholarships and partial financial aid are available from the Fontainebleau Schools through specific request. Their attribution is based on justified financial need as well as academic merits. The quality of the application materials plays an important role in financial assistance.

For additional information, please visit

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BAC Celtics Game :: (3.24)

Game Details
Who: Boston Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns
Where: TD Garden
When: Friday, March 24th
Time: 7:30pm

Price: $25 (regular price $50!)


Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20th in the Office of Student Life. Limit two tickets per student. Must show student ID to purchase tickets.