Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Follow us and Win Prizes!

The Office of Student Life is now on Snapchat and Instagram. Follow us to win free things, see fun stuff, and catch up on campus happenings!

Snapchat: bacstudentlife
Instagram: BAC Student Life

...we're on Facebook and Twitter too!

Twitter: @BAC Student Life

Apply to be an Orientation Leader!

Spring New Student Orientation
January 5-6, 2016
Training: Sunday, December 18th

*Online Application*

The Office of Student Life is seeking friendly, highly-motivated, enthusiastic students to join our Orientation Leader team!

Apply by: Friday, December 2nd
*Compensation will be provided

Questions? Stop by or email the Office of Student Life.

Food For Finals & Extended Hours :: Fall 2016

Food for Finals & Extended Hours

The BAC will be open from 8am - Midnight on the following days:

Friday 12.2
Saturday 12.3
Sunday 12.4

Friday 12.9
Saturday 12.10
Sunday 12.11

Food for Finals :: Weekend #1

Friday, December 2
Hosted by BAC Alumni

Saturday, December 3
Hosted by IAC

Sunday, December 4
Hosted by the Green Team

Food for Finals :: Weekend #2

Friday, December 9
Time TBD
Hosted by the BAC Makers

Saturday, December 10
Time TBD
Hosted by the BAC Student Government Association

Sunday, December 11
Time TBD
Hosted by NOMAS

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mt. Auburn Cemetery Tour :: SASLA Recap

Mt. Auburn Cemetery Tour :: SASLA Recap
Erin Fitch

What better way to spend a Sunday evening than reveling in New England’s autumn beauty within the expanse of a world renowned landscape?

On the evening of November 6th, fellow Boston Architectural College students took on an adventurous tour of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, located in Cambridge, MA, led by James Gorman, teacher of plant taxonomy at the college. Sharing his wealth of knowledge of Mt. Auburn, students and fellow peers were eager to follow along.

                                          Gorman discussing the colorful foliage of the site

Built in 1831 Mt. Auburn Cemetery, which functions as both a cemetery and a public park, follows the style of an English picturesque landscape, as it is not predictable. There is a varying topography as well as many elliptical curves amongst the 175 acres of the site. A master plan was used to create different zones to explore, such as a rural cemetery zone that focuses on native plant species versus a park land cemetery that is designed around the idea of a canopy of trees above a lawn.

                                            Gorman discusses the ideas behind the various
                                                   zones while in a rural cemetery zone.

With the varying topography, Mt. Auburn Cemetery provides many stunning views of both the natural landscape and the Boston cityscape in the distance.

The tower located within the higher elevation of the site, built in dedication to George Washington, provides views of the vibrant sunset.

The darkness doesn’t stop the adventure, as the group embraced the experience of a flashlight-lit tour.

Please contact with any questions, comments, or interest!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SGA Meeting :: (12.2)

SGA General Meeting
Friday, 12.2.16
The Fishbowl
6:00 - 7:00pm

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

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

Monday, November 21, 2016

BAC Closed (11.23 - 11.25)

The Boston Architectural College will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd - Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving Break. 

The school will reopen on Saturday, November 26th.

Thank you!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Adeline Graves Fournier Prize 2016

The Adeline Graves Fournier Prize: A Sketchbook Competition
Apply by: 11.16.16

Adeline (Ada) Graves was a graduate and long-standing supporter of the BAC and a dedicated and caring friend of many generations of BAC students. The Adeline Graves Fournier Prize was established in 1997 at the Boston Architectural College by her husband, Joseph Fournier, and her family. This prize honors her great enthusiasm for life and art.

This prize rewards a meritorious student who demonstrates creativity, integrity, a sense of humor, and love of drawing in all aspects.

$600 will be awarded to the first place recipient and $400 will be awarded to the second place recipient.

To apply, students must:

  • Be enrolled in any degree program at the BAC
  • Be in Segment I, II, or III and in good academic standing
  • Have not previously won this prize
  • Submit one current sketchbook with their freehand drawings, illustrating work and impressions gained while attending the BAC. Work from previous schools should not be included. Work cannot be done on a computer.

Please submit your sketchbook to Sarah Hoen, Manager of Student Services by 6 pm on Wednesday, November 16th 2016. You may drop them off to the Student Services office at 951 Boylston Street. Please contact Sarah at if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

AIAS Coffee Break :: (11.16)

AIAS Coffee Break
The Loft
Wednesday 11.16.16

Stop by for FREE coffee and tea, and learn about how to get involved in AIAS FORUM 2016!

Materials Library Open House

Materials Library Open House 
Tuesday 11.22.16
Rm. 307B, 320 Newbury St.
4:00pm - 7:30pm

  • NEW Materials
  • NEW Look
  • NEW Style
  • NEW Procedures

Join us for light refreshments and a look at the Materials Library. There will be 3 drawings for professional design resources!