Thursday, September 29, 2016

Conversation Partners Program

A Learning Resource Center program

We are looking for students who want to:

  1. Find a partner to help them improve their conversational English skills and learn more about the BAC and Boston
  2. Be a partner to other students, help your classmates, and learn about new cultures.
Contact Liz Stuhlsatz for more information.

ACA’s 4th International Design Competition 2016

ACA’s 4th International Design Competition 2016
Submit by: 11.8.16
Competition Website

The International Design Competition is an initiative to reach out to the context much beyond the one that one belongs. The objective of the competition is to provide a platform for discussion among view-points that may be poles apart, seek commonalities, discover and respect differences, and strengthen a unique position of being local as well as global among students’ communities across the Globe. This we believe will facilitate desired values, sensitivity, ideation, innovation and creativity in conceptualizing Architecture.

This year we are presenting ‘the Architecture of Boundaries’ as the Competition theme for Design Expressions. The bank of Architectural Expressions thus generated would be reviewed, judged and evaluated by a panel of eminent jurors for the new knowledge it brings to the platform of the Competition. The select entries will be documented and shared with the participating students as well as with the global fraternity on the website and in form of a document that gets published at the end of the competition.


  1. Site: Participants shall intervene on a site in the urban/rural and geographical context of their choice.
  2. Design Intervention: The intervention admeasuring NOT more than 10,000 Sq. Meters will be proposed on the chosen site. No restriction on height is specified as long as the proposal responds to the context. The participants may choose to build upon an empty land or rebuild an existing old structure or even resort to an adaptive reuse of existing spaces and elements. Design Interventions and spaces could be BUILT ARCHITECTURE or LANDSCAPE INTERVENTIONS.


The Competition is open to all Bonafide Students from All Years of their Undergraduate Architecture course belonging to the same School/ College/ Department in their University/ Institute recognized by their respective State/ Country Board of Education or Architecture Schools Associations. No Inter-Collegiate Participation shall be allowed.

Participating Teams shall comprise of a maximum of 5 students and a minimum of 1 student.

*(VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants should NOT reveal their Identity or College name by any means in their Presentations. Participants will be identified by their UNIQUE IDC Code)

More information on submissions, format, and prizes here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SGA General Meeting :: (10.7)

SGA General Meeting
Friday, 10.7.16
The Fishbowl

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

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

BACultural General Meeting :: (10.2)

BACultural General Meeting
Sunday, 10.2.16
The Fishbowl

Join us for BACultural's monthly meeting, where the group gathers to discuss preparations and ideas for events!

The event is open to all BAC students.

Free BACultural Communication Workshop :: (10.2)

BACultural Communication Workshop
Sunday, 10.2.16
The Fishbowl

BACultural invites BAC students (especially first-year students!) to participate in our monthly workshops to discuss their studio projects and help each other with expressing ideas and presenting projects.

The main goal of this workshop is to strengthen students' presentation skills and learn the design language from their peers.

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* BAC 4th Floor Gallery Show :: Submit Your Work!

BAC 4th Floor Gallery Show 
Fall 2016

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* Submit by: 9.28.16 at MIDNIGHT

This show will include student work created using digital technology. Work should include themes of landscape/terrain/site.  The show will be curated from the submitted work and all students will be recognized for their submissions.

Of the work chosen for the show, 3 will be selected as outstanding.  These entrants will  be given:

1st Prize: $25.00 print credit
2nd Prize: $15.00 print credit
3rd Prize: $10.00 print credit

Format: 24”x36” PDF, horizontal or vertical

Send submission link to h-res image via Dropbox, Google Drive, or WeTransfer to

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Write for the Blog!

Write for the Student Life Blog!

Do you like to write for fun or take pictures of cool stuff?

Want to share your BAC work/travel/life experiences with the rest of the BAC community?

The Office of Student Life is looking for student contributors to our Student Life Blog!

Please email us if interested, or visit us in person (320 Newbury, first floor) with any questions on how to get involved!

Lunch with a Purpose (10.5) :: "Financing your Education"

Lunch with a Purpose :: "Financing your Education"
Wednesday, 10.5.16 
The Fishbowl


PJ Ouma (Financial Aid Counselor) and Sarah Hoen (Student Services Coordinator, Scholarships + Awards) are prepared to answer any questions you have regarding financial aid and supporting yourself at the BAC!

IFDA New England Presents :: "The Future of Be-ing Original" Discussion

"The Future of Be-ing Original :: The Importance of Authenticity in the A&D World"
Thursday, 9.29.16
Woodmeister Master Builders, 1317 Washington Street, Boston MA

Student Price: $20
Register Here

Be original Americas is a non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals, and individuals on the economic, ethical, and environmental value of authentic design while preserving and investing in its future.

Our panelists both walk the walk and talk the talk, but how do they plan to continue influencing the designers and consumers of tomorrow abotu the importance of authenticity, and what will the fruits of that labor be for A&D within the next five years? During our discussion, they'll dive into what they feel other manufacturers can do to ensure a genuine design process, and how they do it within their own practices. Their commitment to originality has become rock solid, and they'll tell us how they plan to ensure it stays that way in the future.

More information on the discussion here.

*UPDATED* Fall 2016 BAC Student Lecture Series :: Spectra, Space, Dimension

Fall 2016 BAC Student Lecture Series :: Spectra, Space, Dimension

*All lectures will be held in Cascieri Hall at 6:00pm*

August Intensive:

16 August
Brian Ringley, Design Technology Platform Specialist, Woods Bagot
Out of Our Hands: Interoperability, Convergence, & Autonomy in Architectural Practice
Design Studies

17 August
Jeff Morgan, Director of Real Estate Development
Historic Boston Incorporated
Regenerating Neighborhoods with Cultural Heritage

Fall Semester:

23 September
Recent Alumni Speak as part of homecoming weekend.

*POSTPONED, TBD* Childs Lecture
Thom Mayne

*NEW* 28 September
Chris Scovel, Director, MASS Design Group
Mass Design Group: Stateside

19 October
Shauna Gilles-Smith
Landscape Architecture

2 November
Reetika Vijay, Managing Principal, IA Interior Architects
Our Human Habitat: Workplace Ecosystems
Interior Architecture

16 November
Ames Fellow Recipient, Erin Kim, B. Arch ‘15
Boston's Failed Olympic Bid