Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Open Newbury Street Event :: (8.7)

Join in for Open Newbury Street on Sunday, August 7, 2016!

All students and community members are welcome to join in as Mayor Marty Walsh declares that Newbury Street will be car-free for one day!

The BAC Makers will resurrect the temporary pneumatic Balloon Goon structure (pictured above), music will be provided by our friends at Berklee. Tours of the Commencement Exhibit and play in our augmented reality sandbox will also be on offer.

We are currently looking for student greeters to welcome the public to the BAC during the event. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Richard Griswold for further info.

Library Closed :: 8.1 - 8.4

Library Closed :: 8.1 - 8.4

The Library will be closed down from Monday August 1st to Thursday August 4th to replace the carpet.

Questions? Contact!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CIU Habitat International Academic Competition

CIU Habitat International Academic Competition
Register by: 8.5.16

  • The winning projects will be displayed in one of the events HABITAT III Quito-Ecuador
  • $2000 for each winning project
  • Two participants of each winning team will come to the awards event with all expenses paid

Monday, July 25, 2016

Park(ing) Day 2016 Summer Design Charette

Park(ing) Day 2016 Summer Design Charette 

SASLA would like to invite those interested in participating to the fall 2016' Park(ing) Day to a summer design charette happening at the BAC. The design charette will go over design strategies, event planning, materials, assembly, and logistics for the event.  SASLA will then follow up with outreach to local vendors for support through donations of materials and other necessary items that will make for yet another STELLAR Park(ing) Day event this fall.

Park(ing) Day Summer Design Charette
Date: Saturday, July 30th
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 320 Newbury
Room: TBD

We encourage all participants to bring their personal supply design materials. Some items include:

  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • 3D Modeling Software
  • Precedent studies
  • Trace paper will be provided by the SASLA leaders

Please email to confirm your attendance, and to be updated on the meeting room location.

2016 Park(ing) Day will go live on Friday, September 16th 2016.

Also, check out the blog post from last year's 2015 event:

Looking forward to your email!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

*FREE* Boston 2016 Summer Seminar Series - Structural Design at SGH

Boston 2016 Summer Seminar Series - Structural Design at SGH
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Boston, MA

Mark your calendars!

This summer, SGH is pleased to lead a series of one-hour discussions at Atlantic Wharf in the Boston Waterfront District, highlighting our solutions to design challenges at several of our projects.

5:30pm Registration
6:00pm Presentation
7:00pm Cocktail Reception

Atlantic Wharf (in the Fort Point Room), 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

Two blocks from South Station on the Red Line. Parking is available in the parking garage between Sorelle Café & Boloco (282 Congress Street and 284 Congress Street) for $12 flat rate if you enter after 5:00PM.

RSVP here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition

Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition
Submit by: 10.8.16

We're in the middle of a workplace revolution.

Attention architects, interior designers, product designers, and design students! We challenge you to think ahead, to 2021, and imagine how today’s workplace will evolve and transform.

Digital technology has given us unprecedented connectivity and mobility. Environmental concerns are real and ever-pressing. We need design thinkers to focus on tech and environment and come up with innovative proposals for the humane workplace.

Will the future of work redefine what the workplace is or does? What will create even more changes in the workplace than we're already experiencing? What will work look like? How will workplace design support workers' needs for privacy, light ,nature, noise reduction, community, health? How will offices enable workers to be the best they can be?

Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition asks you, the design community, to imagine what our work lives will be in the next 5 years. We seek holistic designs that assess and emphasize the next phase of the ongoing workplace revolution.

The $7,500.00 prize, plus world-wide publicity, will not only position the chosen team or individual as leader(s) in innovative workplace design, it will propel the winning vision closer to reality. There will also be a $2,500.00 runner-up prize.

Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition is presented by Metropolis magazine and Staples Business Advantage.

The Call for Entries for Tomorrow's Workplace Design Competition opens on June 10, 2016 and runs until October 8, 2016.

Email questions to

Urban Innovation Festival :: Volunteer Opportunity

Urban Innovation Festival :: Volunteer Opportunity
July 29 - 31

Starting on July 29, our 3-day urban hack-a-thon will include teams consisting of 4-6 innovators from various industries will gather and each be paired with a community advisor and will be challenged with revitalizing the I-93 overpass. During the 3-day festival teams will brainstorm, ideate, and prototype solutions in full view of our public audience underneath the I-93 overpass, who will be able to provide feedback in real-time in-person and over social media.

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities for this event. The following shifts are currently available:

Friday, July 29:
Set up - 8-12
Afternoon Shift - 12-6

Saturday, July 30:
Morning Shift - 10-2
Afternoon Shift - 2-6

Sunday, July 31:
Morning Shift - 10-2

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Follow the BAC Library on Twitter!

Follow the BAC Library on Twitter (@BACLibrary) and never miss a library announcement or cool post about unique items in our collection, like this before and after of Copley Square and Trinity Church 1877-2016. Check it out!

Monday, July 11, 2016

2016 PAVE Student Design Competition :: Kroger Total Health

2016 PAVE Student Design Competition :: Kroger Total Health
Competition Website
Submit by: 10.24.16

The 2016 PAVE design challenge invites you to explore a new health and wellness design concept for future Kroger Marketplace stores.

Kroger is sponsoring this year’s PAVE competition as a way to reach out to design schools and students around the world in anticipation of stimulating new design concepts for one of the most important and rapidly evolving areas of our future stores, referred to as “Total Health”. Our goal is to create a uniquely uplifting experience that is attractive, welcoming, progressive and immersive. We want to inspire emotional connections with our customers that will raise their shopping expectations and reinforce the trust and confidence they have in the Kroger family of stores.

The design aesthetic should be uplifting and transformational to entice shoppers to engage in an immersive environment that appeals to all five senses. We want to promote a sense of adventure, educational curiosity and encouragement for our customers to become advocates for their personal and family health and well-being. We encourage projects, which are a departure from our current aesthetic.

Entry Requirements:

  • This competition is open to undergraduate college students only.
  • Students may only enter ONE category; either the visual merchandising category or the store design category. The student’s name and school name is not to be visible anywhere on the presentation pages or cover.
  • Each entry must include an entry form and disclaimer clipped to the back of the entry.
  • Each entrant must complete and submit an online copy of the entry form as well.
  • Students must also submit a copy of their entry on a CD,DVD or USB Stick in a PDF format with the entry. Please make sure to label the CD, DVD, USB.
  • Students are advised to keep a copy of their entries, as entries will not be returned.
  • All questions should be directed to

Register for the competition here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

2016 Sean F. Mellon Memorial Architectural Scholarship Award

2016 Sean F. Mellon Memorial Architectural Scholarship Award
Submit by: 7.22.16

$5,000 USD

- An official transcript of academic grades from the college or university shall be provided
- A letter of recommendation from the Dean of the program or Course Advisor
- Peer recommendation based upon the SARA motto of "Architect helping Architect" illustrating "Student helping Student"
- A brief autobiographical sketch describing the student's reason for studying architecture and the goals the student hopes to achieve
- Candidate must be available for an interview with the selection committee (physically or remotely) and must guarantee their personal appearance at the Award Ceremony to be held in new York City at a time and place to be determined
- Examples of the student's work that best supports the student's interest in architecture, submitted electronically in PDF format with no more than 20MB
- Detailed submission instructions will be send upon registration

- Must be enrolled as a full-time student in an architectural program at a college or university in the United States
- Must be of strong moral character and impeccable integrity
- Should be in the top 25% of their class academically

To view the application, click here.