Monday, August 22, 2016

Fall 2016 Gateway Open House

Fall 2016 Gateway Open House
Friday, September 9 | 12 –2pm
FISHBOWL | 1st floor of 320 Newbury

The Practice Department is excited to introduce a series of Gateway projects for Fall 2016!  Gateway offers students a unique opportunity to participate in a range of community-based projects across the spectrum of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and design studies.

At the Open House, students can learn about the Gateway program and this semester’s offerings, meet Gateway community clients and faculty, and fill out an application for the project(s) of their choice.

Gateway students resolve real design problems for real clients, all while making a difference in the community they serve.  Work may include, but is not limited to:

  • Developing real projects from the ground-up
  • Working closely with peers
  • Connecting with professional mentors
  • Meeting and recreating relationships with clients and community leaders
  • Developing the skills of leadership and collaboration 

Gateway exemplifies the BAC’s mission of design education through experiential learning and offers the opportunities to:

  • Earn Practice hours!
  • Generate strong portfolio work!
  • Hone presentation, graphic, and communication skills!

Students of all disciplines and backgrounds are welcome to attend Open House.  To learn more, visit the Gateway webpage or email

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tritschler Prize 2017

Tritschler Prize 
Apply by: 1.6.17
Scholarship Website

About the Scholarship:

This scholarship prize will be awarded to an advanced architecture student who has shown particular prowess in relating modern design to historic context.  The scholarship seeks to encourage architecture programs throughout the United States to focus on this area of practice.  The scholarship honors Gerry Tritschler, AIA, a former Principal at Shalom Baranes Associates, who spent his career focused on rehabilitating historic buildings.


$25,000 and an internship at the firm to be awarded every three years beginning in 2017.


The scholarship is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate architecture students.  If undergraduate, the scholarship would apply to the fifth year of an accredited professional program.  If graduate, the scholarship would apply to second or third year of graduate study.

Submission Requirements:

The Washington Architectural Foundation will host the competition and the scholarship program for the firm.  Entries to the Competition must focus on urban sites and must either incorporate some historic element (a full building or portion of a building) as part of a new project and/or propose a new project within a context having a recognizable historic character.  This is not intended to be limited to pure restoration.

Applicants must submit their proposals by the competition deadline in .pdf format no larger than 6MB, with sufficient detail and justification for the jury to render an opinion on its merits.  The submission must show respect for the surrounding built fabric while presenting a fresh vision of how historic preservation and modern architecture both contribute to the character and vitality of a city.  Applicants must fully credit any and all persons who have contributed to the final project.

For information about the scholarship or The Washington Architectural Foundation, please contact Mary Fitch at

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August Intensive Lectures

CNC-machined laminated Baltic birch plywood

Please join us for the August Intensive lectures, part of our Fall 2017 Student Lecture Series!

All lectures are free and open to the public.

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

Brian Ringley is a design technology specialist at Woods Bagot, where he integrates computational methods for model data interoperability, performance-driven design, and geometric rationalization for fabrication and construction into project production through platform training, bespoke applications, and intensive project support. He has taught at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, CUNY City Tech, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, +FARM, and the AA Visiting School, and currently teaches courses on experiential AR/VR environments, data-driven parametric design, interoperable workflow convergence, and robotic automation for architectural manufacturing at Pratt Institute's Graduate Architecture and Urban Design (GAUD) program. He has lectured at Kansas State University IAPD and NYC's Center for Architecture and has presented at numerous events including Autodesk University, the Revit Technology Conference, Shape to Fabrication, and the TxA Emerging Design + Technology Conference. His work has been published in Data-Driven Design and Construction (Randy Deutsch, Wiley, 2015) and Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students (Jason S. Johnson and Joshua Vermillion, Routledge, 2016) and will also be featured in the forthcoming Convergence: An Integrated Framework for Architecture (Deutsch, Wiley, 2017). Prior to Woods Bagot, he worked for R&Sie(n) in Paris, Dellekamp Arquitectos in Mexico City, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in NYC and London. Brian runs the design technology education website and podcast Designalyze along with Zach Downey.

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

Jeffrey Morgan joined Historic Boston Incorporated in July of 2012 after completing a Master in Design Studies in Real Estate and Urban Development degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to joining HBI, Jeffrey was a practicing architect, urban designer, and real estate developer. He had also been a design educator at Iowa State University. Jeffrey's work as an architect included the design of market rate and affordable multifamily housing and mixed-use and retail infill in multicultural neighborhoods. His urban design work included redevelopment strategies for distressed neighborhood business and warehouse districts. His work garnered design awards in affordable housing, interior design, historic preservation, master planning, and urban design. As a real estate professional, he has owned and managed market-rate residential properties and a commercial office / artist studio building. He has also participated as a real estate developer on pioneering efforts to revitalize distressed urban areas. Jeffrey is an Edward M. Gramlich Fellow of the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies and NeighborWorks America, where his research involved the role of community development corporations at the intersection of micro-business development and inner-city neighborhood business district redevelopment. A native of Des Moines, Iowa, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 1981 and Bachelor of Architecture in 1983 both from Iowa State University. He currently resides in Cambridge.

2017 Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship

2017 Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship
Apply by: 6.23.17

TypologyCentral.Com is offering an opportunity to win up to $2,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The scholarship will be issued for the fall quarter, semester, or trimester in 2017.


  • 1st Prize: $2,000
  • 2nd Prize

This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending an accredited university or college. The scholarship is available to those who have completed at least 15 credit hours. Applications in all major fields of study are eligible. Applicants will be judged on the essay they provide, contributions to the study or application of personality type as well as, their academic and non-academic achievements. This is a merit-based scholarship and is not based on financial need.


Applicants must submit an essay of at least 1000 words. In this essay, you should communicate a personal statement about the use of personality type systems. Some ideas of things to consider:

  • How you became interested in personality type
  • How you have found it to be of use in your every day life
  • What practical uses do the systems have that you think are most important?
  • What authors or experts in the field most influenced you and why?
  • How do you think these systems can be used to support personal growth?
  • What misuses do you think there are of these systems?
  • Your personal vision as to how type can lead towards a better society.
  • How have you contributed to the study or use of personality type?

  • Museum of Science College Night!

    College Night

    Museum of Science College Night!
    Friday, 9.30.16
    5:00pm - 9:00pm
    *last admission at 8:00pm*

    Art, music, and science combine for an incredible College Night! Check out SubSpace: Prince, where you can watch stunning visuals in the Charles Hayden Planetarium while listening to celebrated tracks from the music icon! Serenade your friends with a street piano in the plaza. And explore the Exhibit Halls for free with a valid college ID!

    Be sure to catch a Lightning! show in the Theater of Electricity, meet furry, feathered, and scaly Museum residents during a Live Animal presentation, and make a splash with a Boston Duck Tour for a unique view of the city.

    Don’t forget to tag your photos with #mosphotos

    FREE with college ID:

    • Exhibit Halls admission including:Theater of Electricity and Live Animal Show
    • Boston Duck Tours
    • Street Pianos
    Only $6 each for:
    • Charles Hayden Planetarium (including SubSpace Project Show)
    • Mugar Omni Theater
    • 4-D Digital Cinema
    • Butterfly Garden
    First come, first served. Valid college ID required. 

    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    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.

    28 September - Childs Lecture
    Thom Mayne

    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

    Library Hours :: Distance Intensive Week (8.13 - 8.21)

    Distance Intensive Week Library Hours

    Sat 8/13: 12 pm - 5 pm

    Sun 8/14 to Thurs 8/18: 12 pm – 10 pm

    Friday, 8/19: 12 pm - 7pm

    Saturday 8/20: 10 am - 5 pm

    Sunday 8/21: Library closed

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Acadia 2016 Student Travel Scholarships

    Acadia 2016 Student Travel Scholarships  
    Apply by: 8.28.16

    The 2016 ACADIA Conference welcomes applications for Student Travel Scholarships!

    About the Student Scholarships: 
    The ACADIA Student Scholarship program (Supported by Autodesk) was created to support students and recent graduates whose Full Paper, Work-in-Progress Paper or Project Submission have been accepted. A total of $8000 will be divided and awarded to multiple recipients at the discretion of the ACADIA Scholarship Committee consisting of ACADIA Board Members and the Conference Chairs. The purpose of the scholarship is to support only individuals who will attend the conference. Winners of this award will be chosen by ACADIA BOD sub-committee and scholarships will be acknowledged during ACADIA awards ceremony.

    Application Requirements: 
    The funds must be used for the following expenses: airfare to the conference, accommodations, registration, and ground transportation. Only one scholarship will be awarded per paper or project submission. If a paper or project has been co-authored it will be the responsibility of the co-authors to distribute the funds within the group. In all cases funds should be distributed only to the author(s) attending the conference. Funds not used to attend the conference must be returned to ACADIA.

    The completed application should be submitted by 12pm (midnight) on August 28, 2016 (PT). Awards will be announced by September 15, 2016. Awardees will be informed by email and will be asked to accept the grant formally and to verify their attendance at the conference at that time. All applicants will be notified of the decision on their proposal, but detailed evaluation information will not be available. Scholarship funds will be dispersed in USD shortly after the announcement.

    Evaluation Criteria:
    Evaluation of the proposals would be based on: Financial need, The quality and appropriateness of the application, Potential to significantly contribute to the organization in the future.

    Institutional Support:
    Since the Scholarship is intended to be a supplement to other travel funds and not a replacement, a supporting contribution from the applicant’s home institution or other funding source is highly suggested. In addition, the Taubman College staff supporting the ACADIA'16 Conference will be assisting with a billeting process to identify possible students hosts that may provide accommodations for visiting students. Details regarding this process will be communicated to students registered at the conference as of Sept 10 2016.

    If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact

    Application link:

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    BostonFest 2016 :: (8.11)

    BostonFest 2016
    Thursday, August 11th
    6:00pm - 10:00pm

    Boston is one of the best cities in the world to live, work and play, and for the past five summers we've been bringing thousands of Bostonians together to celebrate this city with a giant party: BostonFest!

    With beloved local food trucks, awesome live music, lawn games, and the best employers in attendance, BostonFest is the can't-miss outdoor summer cheers to everything we love about this Boston. This year is no exception! 'Fest 2016 will be our biggest yet. Check out who you'll see and what you'll do on Eventbrite, and join us this Thursday!

    The Seaport World Trade Center
    200 Seaport Blvd, Boston MA 02210

    Friday, August 5, 2016

    Newbury Street Traffic Advisory :: Sunday 8.5

    Newbury Street Traffic Advisory
    Sunday, August 5th

    Open Newbury Street, the City's one-day car-free event, is to be held this Sunday. While Newbury Street from Massachusetts Avenue to Berkeley Street will be open to pedestrians, it will be closed to vehicles during the day. Here are the key points regarding parking and traffic. Please share them with any car-driving neighbors who might not otherwise receive them.

    • Newbury Street will be closed to all motor vehicles from Mass Ave to Berkeley Street on Sunday, August 7th, from 8 am to 6 pm.
    • Cars will be towed early Sunday morning, so no overnight parking should occur on these blocks of Newbury Street over August 6th-7th.
    • Exeter and Gloucester Streets between Comm Ave and Newbury Street, as well as Fairfield Street between Boylston and Newbury Streets, will also be closed to all vehicular traffic.  Barriers will go up in the morning as each block is cleared of all vehicles by tow trucks.
    • All other cross streets - Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth, and Hereford - will be open to vehicular traffic as usual.
    • Parked cars can remain on Exeter, Fairfield and Gloucester Streets near Newbury and can exit using the public alleys.
    • Residents will have access to public alleys behind their buildings and can access the alleys by either entering at any of the open cross streets (i.e., Arlington, Berkeley, Clarendon, Dartmouth and Hereford), or requesting access from detail officers at Comm Ave/Exeter Street or Comm Ave/Gloucester Street.
    • BPD detail officers will be in the area to assist with traffic navigation.

    All other parking/traffic enforcement will operate as usual. If a non-resident car is parked in a resident-only space, residents can call the City at 311 so the vehicle can be removed.

    Residents can also call 311 with any questions or for complete details of the traffic plan.

    Since this is a pilot program, NABB wants to understand its impact on the residential community and the City wants the feedback.  A team of NABB volunteers will be out monitoring on Sunday.  Please email Don Carson at if you observe any impact that you think should be reported to the City - non-residents parking in resident spaces, cars with no HP designation parking in HP spaces, excessive traffic congestion, or anything else - and we will add your comments to those of our monitors.