Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Courses :: 2016

The following courses are available for Summer 2016:

HTC2200: Urbanism History & Theory Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:15-10:15pm
This course can be used to fulfill a History/Theory Elective

This course introduces historical and theoretical readings and examples of urban design. It is concerned with the formation of the discipline as well as understanding the main theories and concepts related to the current thinking on urbanism.

The impetus of the course is to acquaint students with the economic, social, political, environmental and cultural processes and factors that affect the design of contemporary cities through lectures, readings, in-class discussions and documentation of case studies that best represents the current issues involved in the understanding of urban environments.

The seminar will enable students to develop a holistic view of the city and the field of urban design in relation to architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, geography, sociology and cultural and historical disciplines.

SSH1099 Independent Study Seminar: Please note this course is being offered online
This course can be used to fulfill your SSH1099 requirement if you matriculated in Fall 2013 or after. For students who entered the BAC before Fall 2013, please consult with your academic advisor as this course does have the potential to fulfill one of your Liberal Studies electives.

This advanced course offers students the opportunity to develop a semester-long independent research project in a supportive and structured environment. Projects may use a variety of methods, from bibliographical investigation to community-based explorations. Seminar activities focus on maturing students' self-directed learning habits and abilities, encouraging intellectual exchange among peers.

BAC Library Closed :: (5.27 - 5.30)

Good morning BAC community,

The BAC Library will be upgrading its systems on 5/27(Fri) between 9AM-6PM.  The online library catalog will be unavailable during this period.  Library space will also be closed for Summer Intersession Hours.

During the upgrade, you will be able to access online library resources such as:

The following library services will not be available until 5/31 (Tue):

  • Using the library space and computers (check Summer Intersession Hours)
  • Check out / renewal of library materials on site
  • Paying fines, and
  • Reference assistance
Please let us know if you have questions or concerns by contacting or 617.585.0155.

Thank you very much for your understanding!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Academic Advising & Disability Services Office Summer Hours

Academic Advising & Disability Services Office Summer Hours

The Academic Advising and Disability Services Office will be moving to their summer hours starting on Tuesday, May 31st.

The office will now be open during the following times:

Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday: 11am - 7pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

*There will also be an Architecture Curriculum Information Session for the new 2016 curriculum set to happen on: Tuesday May 31st and Thursday June 2nd from 6pm-7:30. Location TBA.

BAC Closed Memorial Day (5.30.16)

The Boston Architectural College will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2016, for Memorial Day.

Buildings will reopen and resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

Winner of the Edmund C. Toomey Award :: Jeff Morris, Student Life

Edmund C. Toomey Award Winner :: Jeff Morris, Student Life

From Atelier, YOUR Student Government:

Student Advocacy is not a definition that one can look up in a dictionary, I just checked Merriam Webster. Luckily for the BAC, we don’t need a definition out of a book, we have our own definition sitting in the office of student life: Jeff Morris, 2016 winner of the Ed Toomey Award.

This award was created in honor of Ed Toomey’s commitment to the students of the BAC, the Atelier Board nominates a member of the BAC faculty, staff or administration who best exemplifies his or her priorities and willingness to put students above all else.  Jeff has put the student’s needs above all else over the past year and a half he has been working at the BAC.  He recreated the office of student life to make it more friendly for students to gather in, he has been a helpful shoulder for anyone who has ever needed help, he is always willing to hear anyone’s problems and assist in any way, and above all else, he is a ball of energy that never stops and will always support the BAC community.

It was quite fitting that during the awards ceremony Jeff was sitting behind Ed Toomey himself. When his name was called, he was so happy and proud that his smile gleamed from ear to ear. Atelier is honored to have the opportunity to be working alongside Jeff for many more years to come!

Congratulations also go out to the other award nominees - Lee Peters, School of Architecture; Kyle Sturgeon, Faculty Leadership; and Robert Adams, Library.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Climate Action Business Association (CABA) Summer Program

Climate Action Business Association (CABA) Summer Program
Apply by: 

This summer, the Climate Action Business Association will be working with Greenovate on the Businesses Acting on Rising Seas (BARS) Campaign. The main goal of the BARS campaign is to get the best available information on climate change resiliency planning and adaptation out to the Massachusetts local business community. They are currently looking for candidates willing to be part of their team, working with businesses, politicians, and grass-root leaders to conduct outreach. The internship will last 10 weeks and the program will give participants a chance to work in depth on corporate sustainability and resiliency planning, build public engagement skills, and the to be part of a quickly growing field of hyper-­driven peers.

CABA is working alongside Greenovate to inform all Bostonians of climate risks the City faces -- like intensifying storms and rising sea levels -- and will use the latest projections from our Climate Ready Boston project.

  • Undergraduate/graduate students in any field related to sustainability, business management, environmental planning, environmental policy
  • A solid understanding of sustainable business practices and the future threats of climate change
  • Ability to work independently on individual projects as they are assigned

Required skills:
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel and Excel­based data management tools is essential
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Proficiency in traditional and new media with strong communication skills a must

Apply by May 27th! Please send your resume and cover letter to BARS@CABAUS.ORG

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Library Summer Hours :: 2016

Library Summer Hours :: 2016

Intersession: May 15 through June 5

  •  Mondays through Thursdays --12-7
  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays -- CLOSED

Summer Semester: June 6 through July 30

  • Mondays through Thursdays --12-10
  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays -- CLOSED

Intersession: July 31 through August 12

  •  Mondays through Thursdays --12-7
  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays -- CLOSED

Fall Intensive Week: August 13 through August 20
Hours: TBD

Intersession: August 21 through August 28

  •  Mondays through Thursdays --12-7
  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays -- CLOSED

Memorial Day, May 30 – CLOSED

4th of July – CLOSED

Summer Wood Shop Schedule :: 2016

Summer Wood Shop Schedule :: 2016

The woodshop will be closed from 5/18 to 5/23, and will re-open 5/24 with TUE/WED 5-10pm availability until June 6th.

Beginning Monday June 6th the wood shop will be open the following summer 2016 hours:

Tuesday: 5pm-10pm
Wednesday: 5pm-10pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm

Questions? Contact the BAC Wood Shop.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Atelier Elections 2016 - 2017 :: RESULTS

Atelier Elections 2016 - 2017:: RESULTS

President: Hannah Miller
Vice President: Eric Ramsay
Treasurer: Arick Dyrdal
Secretary: Philip Reville III

Student Representatives:
  • Meredith Juliana
  • Stephen Cadigan
  • Juan De Loera
  • Juliet Packard
  • Nicole Pearson
Thank you to all of the candidates and to all of the students who voted! 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Campus Cleanout :: Spring 2016 (5.23)

The semester is coming to a close! Please remove your belongings from ALL on-campus studios and lockers by Monday, May 23rd at 10:30PM. Any remaining items will be removed by Facilities.

Please email the Office of Student Life with any questions.