Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CRAN Student Design Competition

Competition :: "Here + Now: A House for the 21st Century"
Register by: 3.29.17
Competition Website

CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) is pleased to announce the HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century residential student design competition for the 2016-2017 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by AIA CRAN, this program is intended to provide architecture students, working individually or in teams, with a platform to explore residential architecture and residential architectural practice.

This competition challenges students to envision a house for HERE+NOW informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and ideas of domesticity.


First, second, and third prizes will be awarded, in addition to a selected number of honorable mentions, all at the discretion of the jury. A total of $6,000 will be distributed.

Winning projects will be posted on the ACSA website, CRAN website and promoted to media outlets. First place winner(s) will also receive a stipend to attend the 2017 CRAN Symposium in Miami. All award- winning projects will be displayed and winners will be recognized at the 2017 Symposium.

IAC General Meeting :: (3.3)

IAC General Meeting
Friday, 3.3
The Loft
6:00 - 7:00pm

Join IAC as we discuss exciting upcoming events!

SGA General Meeting :: (2.26)

Student Government Association General Meeting
Sunday, 2.26
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!

FREE Terrarium + Zen Garden Workshop :: (3.4)

SASLA Terrarium + Zen Garden Workshop
Saturday, 3.4
10:00am - 1:00pm

320 Newbury, 5th Floor
Cost: FREE


This workshop will guide participants through the making of a terrarium and/or desktop zen garden to take home! This event is free and will be capped at 40 participants so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Student Lecture Series :: Spring 2017

Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury St.
Free and open to the public!

Tuesday, January 10
The Hybrid Connection

Wednesday, January 11
Michelle Addington
Reframing the Narrative in Sustainable Design

Wednesday, February 15
Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia

Wednesday, March 8
Doug Reed
Design + Heritage

Wednesday, April 12
James Timberlake
Projects, Projectures

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FREE BuildingGreen Live Webinar :: (2.28)

BuildingGreen Live Webinar
Tuesday 2.28.17
12:30 - 1:00pm
Cost: FREE!

Take a break from your work or studies and join BuildingGreen for a live webinar on Feb. 28!
Join here.

BuildingGreen is well-known in the industry as an excellent source for unraveling the complexities around green building. It is an online resource available to the BAC community through Moodle and the BAC Library.

Connect from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone:

United States +1 (312) 757-3121
Access Code: 375-493-645

First time using GoToMeeting? Try a test session.

2017 Ames Scholarship & Info Session :: $10,000 Travel/Study Opportunity

A watercolor done by Laurie Soave while traveling through Italy on the Ames Scholarship

2017 Ames Scholarship & Info Session
Submit by: 2.28.17

The John Worthington Ames Scholarship was established in 1955 by Mrs. John Worthington Ames in memory of her husband, a distinguished Boston architect and dedicated supporter of the BAC. The John Worthington Ames Scholarship is to be used to further personal development through an educational experience related to architecture and design in accordance with a stated and accepted program. The Ames Committee defines "educational experience" as one that would develop mental, artistic, or cultural capacities.

Student Criteria:
  • Students must have entered Thesis or Degree Project prior to the Spring 2017 semester.
  • Students must have attended the BAC for at least six semesters (students with equivalent transfer credit are also eligible to apply).
  • Students must not have applied for this scholarship twice before.
  • Students who graduated in the past year may apply provided they have not done so twice before.
To Apply:
  • Submit an essay of 500 words maximum (double spaced) outlining your proposed use of the funds, travel itinerary and how you feel this use will further your professional, academic and personal goals. The essay must include your name, address, and contact information. Please note whether this is your first or second time submitting for this award on your essay, as well as what semester you entered Thesis/Degree Project.
  • Submit a hard copy of your portfolio (electronic copies will not be accepted). Portfolios are limited to the standard presentation size of either 8 ½ x 11” or 11 x 17”. No oversized portfolios will be reviewed.
*An Informational Session for students interested in applying will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Beehive at 951 Boylston Street. The session will be led by Bernard J. Goba, AIA, DFA honoris causa, Permanent Secretary of the Ames Scholarship.

Deadline to submit application materials is 5 PM on Tuesday, February 28th 2017.

Please place your application materials in a large envelope marked to the attention of Sarah Hoen, Manager or Student Services and turn it in to Sarah at the Student Services office on 951 Boylston Street or leave it in her mailbox on the 2nd floor of 320 Newbury Street.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Hoen at 617.585.0106 or

Practice Hours for Travel?!

Sustainable Amsterdam by Bike
May 25, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Earn travel-based Practice hours while you join the BAC in the Netherlands this spring on a dynamic trip to explore Amsterdam—a global leader in sustainable urban living. Learn how Amsterdam transitioned from a traditional historic city a few decades ago to the vibrant community it is today. Financial aid for students may be available, please contact your counselor directly for further details.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the neighborhoods of Amsterdam with local designers and architects
  • Boat tours along the canals of Amsterdam, and scenic bikes rides along the Windmill Trail
  • Visit the famous museums and working artist studios throughout Amsterdam
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of The Royal Concertgebouw, which boasts one of the world’s finest acoustics
  • Explore farmer’s markets and street markets throughout Amsterdam with locals

Learn more here.

*NEW TIME* Green Team General Meeting :: (2.14)

Green Team General Meeting
*TUESDAY, 2.14*
The Loft
6:45 - 7:15pm

Join the Green Team as we host our first meeting of the semester!

The Green Team is a student organization dedicated to creatively developing and applying grassroots solutions to sustainability at the BAC and within the greater community. We are an interdisciplinary organization that will work together with existing organizations such as SASLA, IAC, AIAS, and NOMAS, to unify our representation of green leaders on campus!

rePRESENT- Collage :: (2.18)

rePRESENT :: Collage
Saturday, 2.18.17
9:00am - 6:00pm

RSVP Here- space is limited!

In this one-day intensive session, attendees will be introduced to the techniques, materials, and mindset of collage. To start off the day, each participant will receive a quick introduction to collage precedents and methods of creating. The workshop will pull together visual material from 16 historical civilizations to create small 9” by 9” capsules of history. The workshop aims to reawaken old ways of creating, with a focus on the analog process. Attendees will learn about themselves and reactivate their relationship between their hands and their mind.