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Thursday, August 27, 2015

The BAC in Medellín, Colombia


The BAC in Medellín, Colombia

BAC students and faculty traveled to Medellín, Colombia for 10 days in August, 2015 to participate in a studio on social urbanism in collaboration with the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. The travel intensive will be followed by a studio on campus during the Fall 2015 semester.



See more photos from the trip HERE

MBTA Passes are Ready to be Picked Up!


MBTA Passes are Ready to be Picked Up!

If you ordered a discounted MBTA Semester Pass from the Office of Student life, you may now come by the office to pick yours up!  Please be sure to bring a Student (or valid) ID in order to acquire your pass.  You can pick up your pass during the following hours inside the Office of Student Life (320 Newbury, rm. 102):

This week:
Today (8.27): 11am-6:30pm
Friday (8.28): 11am-5:30pm

After this week:
Monday: 11am-6:30pm
Tuesday: 11am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 11am-6:30pm
Thursday: 11am-6:30pm

Friday: 10am-5pm


You can also e-mail the Office of Student life with any questions or concerns: studentlife@the-bac.edu 

The 2015-2016 BAC Catalog is NOW Available!


The 2015-2016 BAC Catalog is NOW Available!

The fall semester begins Monday, August 31, 2015. For City Lab participants you will begin on Friday, August 28. The BAC Catalog for the 2015-2016 Academic year has been posted to the website. (http://the-bac.edu/Documents/Departments/Institutional/2015/BAC-Catalog-2015-2016.pdf)

Please take a moment to review it prior to starting the semester and be sure to refer to it throughout the academic year as needed. 

FREE Yoga at Speedway Headquarters! (9.13)


Free Yoga!
Sunday 9.13.15 (9:30am)

Speedway Headquarters Courtyard
1147 Western Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135

The Speedway Headquarters in Brighton is about to undergo a major renovation and will be brought back to life soon with exciting new uses. But before a groundbreaking happens, Architectural Heritage Foundation wants to reach out to the community and highlight the Speedway’s unique courtyard (and give a little preview of things to come) by hosting a great yoga class for the community.  They are hoping to bring some positive energy to this site while they plan for the site’s renovation!

This FREE yoga event will be on Sunday September 13, 2015 at 9:30am. 

It is an all-ages yoga class and is a great way to start your Sunday morning and energize the rest of your weekend. Be sure to bring your own yoga mat!


Learn more and register at www.speedwayHQ.com

Work/Life Balance Month :: Tips for Balancing Work and Home


Talk One-2-One :: Tips for Balancing Work and Home

For the month of August, the Office of Student Life will be posting and discussing one of the many FREE services that Talk One-2-One provides to BAC students: Work/Life Balance tips

Today's post looks at a few different tips for balancing work and home: Identify what keeps you balanced... and do it.


Previous Work/Life Balance Month posts:


Keep checking back on the BAC Blog to read up on Work/Life Balance tips, resources, and tools that you can use to ensure a stress-free life both at home and at work!  For now, we recommend exploring Talk One-2-One to become knowledge on all of the FREE services they offer to BAC students.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BAC Foundation Kits are Available for Purchase at Blick!



BAC Foundation Kits are Available for Purchase at Blick!

BAC Arch. Foundation Kits have arrived at Blick (401 Park Drive, Boston, MA) and are available for sale.  With your BAC Student ID, the kit is $99.99, and includes all of the following:
  • PILOT PRECISE PEN/BLACK EXTRA FINE
  • DRAFTING TUBE/BLUE 37 INCH
  • OLFA SNAP UTIL KNIFE/HEAVY DUTY                              
  • XACTO BLADES/NO11 PKG5                               
  • KNIFE/KNIFE NUMBER 1 WITH/CAP
  • STAINLSS STEEL RULER/18IN RULER                              
  • ALVIN B/2 LEAD HOLDR/MECHANICAL LEAD HOLDER
  • ALVIN LEAD POINTER/2.5HT                                   
  • TRACING PAPER ROLL/WHT 18X50YD                             
  • STAEDTLR MARS PLASTC/ERASER                                  
  • ERASER SHIELD/SHIELD                                  
  • DRAFTSMAN DUSTER/14IN                                    
  • ADJUSTABLE PROT/TRI/8IN                                     
  • SCH SCALE/WHT ARTCT                               
  • ELMERS NR GLUE ALL/ELMERS NR GLUE ALL 4 OZ
  • SHARPIE FINE PT MRKR/BLACK FINE
  • ITOYA ART PROFOLIO/PORTFOLIO 11X8.5                        
  • INTERTAPE DRAFT TAPE/PH 7 3/4 INCH X 60 YDS
  • TURQUOISE DRAWG LEAD/H EACH                   

McCormick Gallery Exhibition :: Engaged Body

Images courtesy of Design Museum Boston

McCormick Gallery Exhibition :: Engaged Body
Exhibit by Design Museum Boston and Boston Architectural College
8.20.15 - 11.10.15
McCormick Gallery

The ability to create has always existed, but with new tools come new possibilities. Emerging technologies are creating new spaces for design to happen, enabling designers to imagine and fashion individualized objects, from bracelets to kinetic surfaces that behave differently according to their environment. Engaged Body presents a range of work that allows us to travel to new places, to experience environments on a different scale, and to display style like never before. The centerpiece of the exhibit, the Rapid Jewelry Collection, is the culmination of a design challenge to re-imagine jewelry that could only exist with modern 3D printing technology.

Engaged Body is cosponsored by the Design Museum Boston and the BAC. This exhibit and its complementary programming are an opportunity to connect the work of people with a wide variety of interests, from digital animation to product design and architecture, and to bring new audiences to digital fabrication culture and its global influence in the design disciplines. Each work in the exhibit has its own way of coming into being through its material condition and its reciprocal environment—whether it is the body or topography, each work aspires to hold cultural expression in its form.

Join us for our Opening Reception during Back Bay Night Out on Thursday, September 10, 6–9 pm or for a Gallery Talk and Reception Saturday, October 10, 3–5 pm.

Read more on the-bac.edu

BAC Public Lecture :: Mark Pasnik


Museum of Maya Art, Guatemala City; Image Courtesy Mark Pasnik

BAC Public Lecture :: Mark Pasnik - Form and Format
Held in Cascieri hall on Tuesday, August 11th

Watch the Lecture HERE

In his lecture, Mark discusses the relationship between research, curatorship, and architecture across a variety of projects completed by over,under: the Heroic Project, an ongoing research and advocacy initiative into Boston's concrete modernism; Let's Talk About Bikes, Design Biennial Boston, and other exhibitions that engage the public on issues of contemporary relevance, as well as several architectural and urban commissions ranging from a museum in Guatemala to an art school in Qatar to an urban plan for the United Arab Emirates.

Museum of Maya Art, Guatemala City; Image Courtesy Mark Pasnik

Mark Pasnik, AIA is a founding principal of over,under, a Boston-based architecture and design practice. The firm's work includes designs at various scales, from books and exhibitions to a university building in Doha, a museum of Maya art in Guatemala City, a resort master plan in Belize, and urban guidelines for Abu Dhabi's new central business district. Mark has co-curated more than 30 exhibitions on design-related topics such as modernism, architectural publishing, drawing, and urban biking through his gallery, pinkcomma, as well as with the Boston Society of Architects at BSA Space. He co-founded the Design Biennial Boston in 2008, an award program that showcases emerging designers in Massachusetts.

Read more on the-bac.edu

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Work/Life Balance Month :: What's Driving Your Work Habits?


Talk One-2-One :: What's Driving Your Work Habits?

For the month of August, the Office of Student Life will be posting and discussing one of the many FREE services that Talk One-2-One provides to BAC students: Work/Life Balance tips

Today's tip looks at the difference between dedication and addiction when it comes to your work.  Use this checklist to help you decide who’s in charge of your life: you or your career.


Previous Work/Life Balance Month posts:



Keep checking back on the BAC Blog to read up on Work/Life Balance tips, resources, and tools that you can use to ensure a stress-free life both at home and at work!  For now, we recommend exploring Talk One-2-One to become knowledge on all of the FREE services they offer to BAC students.

Student Mailbox UPDATE


Student Mailbox UPDATE

The BAC student mailboxes located on the 1st floor of the 320 Newbury St. building have been removed, and will no longer be available for use as of Tuesday, August 18th.  If you feel there was something valuable in your mailbox such as graded work, portfolios, and sketches, you can pick up the leftover items inside the Office of Student Life.

The mailboxes were removed to better comply with Federal Law on issues of student privacy.  Please e-mail studentlife@the-bac.edu with any questions or concerns.