BAC News :: February 5, 2009

(compiled by Karen Sutton, Mgr. Student Activities)


All students are invited to attend an off-campus gathering at the Pour House, 907 Boylston St., Boston, Friday, February 6, 2009, 7pm. Come, meet, and mingle with fellow BAC students, enjoy appetizers purchased by Atelier - all ages are welcome! Contact for more information.

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BAC goes to Paris

There will be an information session on the BAC’s study abroad program to Paris on Friday, February 13, 2009, at 6pm in Cascieri Hall.

On any given year this small program forms a one-room schoolhouse of graduates and undergraduates from all degree programs who may be engaged in intermediate or advanced architecture studios, humanities, history and visual studies electives, and sketch problems of their choosing. The common denominator is an emphasis on the use of the sketchbook as the repository for all work, a record of impressions and inspirations, and a springboard for the development of ideas. Even an entire studio project can be held in a strong sketchbook. Students return to Boston with a resident's day-to- day knowledge of a new city.

Departure from the US will be: July 1, 2009 – Departure from Paris will be: July 30, 2009 with excursions to Lyon, Basel, and St Etienne included.


• Round trip airfare on a group flight
• Housing
• Metro pass
• Museum pass
• Guided visits to major sites in Paris • Visits to sites outside Paris including Versailles, Chartres, and Vaux-le-Vicomte • 4-day excursion to Lyon, St. Etienne, and Basel, Switzerland • Maximum of 4.5 BAC credits • Focus on sketchbook techniques

Tappé Fontainebleau Prize 2009

As part of the Paris presentation, Information will be available about the 2009 Tappé Fontainebleau Prize, which will help one student attend the Fontainebleau Architecture Program (July 5-August 2 2009),

For more information, please contact: Richard Griswold, Associate Provost for Student Development, Boston Architectural College at or call 617-585-0219.

From the Registrar’s Office

Please be advised that the deadline to add or drop courses is approaching. This Friday, February 6th is the final date for Add/Drop submission. Registrar office business hours on Fridays are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For questions, please contact: or 617.585.0135. For other calendar information, please find the BAC Institutional Calendar here:

Guillermo Velasco

The LoftArt Project is pleased to announce a faculty art exhibition on Friday, February 13, 2009. Come to the second floor loft on 320 Newbury St and see what our own Professor Velasco produces outside of his Freehand Drawing class. We will celebrate our instructor's talents with food, non-alcoholic beverages, and live jazz from 6pm to 9pm.

Your work could be the next LoftArt exhibit! Show us what you do outside of class. Check-out the LOFTART PROJECT on Facebook.

http// Also, questions about past and upcoming shows can be directed to

Lost & Found Items Available

The Security Desk at 320 Newbury Street has a large box of lost and found items that have been collected over the past semester. Please pay a visit to see if anything might be yours.

John Worthington Ames Scholarship - $10,500 Travel/Study Opportunity

An Informational Session for students interested in applying for the John Worthington Ames Scholarship will take place on Monday, February 23rd at 6 PM in the First Floor Meeting Room at 320 Newbury Street. The session will be led by Bernard J. Goba, AIA, DFA honoris causa, Permanent Secretary of the Ames Scholarship.

Mr. Goba will discuss in detail:

Student Criteria:

  • Students must have entered Segment III prior to the Spring 2009 semester.
  • Students must have attended the BAC for at least six semesters.
  • Students must not have applied for this scholarship twice before.

How 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.

- 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.

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 in accordance with a stated and accepted program. The Ames Committee defines "educational experience" as one that would develop mental, artistic, or cultural capacities.

Deadline to submit application materials is 6 PM on Monday, March 9, 2009.

Please place your application materials in a large envelope marked to the attention of Kendra Leahy, Manager of Honors and Awards and turn it in at the Student Affairs Counter. Students selected as finalists for the award will be expected to present to the Ames Scholarship Committee on March 18, 2009.

If you have any questions, please contact Kendra Leahy at 617.585.0167 or

Wood Shop Information

The BAC Wood Shop (in the basement of 320 Newbury Street) will be open to students every Tuesday and Thursday, 6pm to 10pm, Saturday, 9 to 4:45pm, and Sunday, Noon to 4:45pm. The Wood Shop is closed on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Safety lectures are held in the Woodshop on the first Saturday of each month, 10am while classes are in session. For more information, please call the Woodshop at 617-585-0205 or email .

For all-student emails, please feel free to contact :: karen sutton, manager of student activities, | 617.585.0269