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.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.