BAC News :: March 19, 2009
(compiled by Karen Sutton, Manager of Student Activities)

AD20/21 Returns to Boston for a 2nd Year
AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries takes place March 27 – 29 at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. The show includes major decorative arts movements such as Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, and Mid-Century Modern, as well as a stunning array of Contemporary art and design. Exhibitors offer furniture, glass, ceramics, decorative arts, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, and more. This year AD20/21 also includes the 10th Annual Boston Print Fair, with a select lineup of print dealers offering prints and other works on paper. The opening night Gala Preview Party on Thursday, March 26th will benefit the BAC. Tickets are $100 and $250. For more information email:

BAC students are especially encouraged to attend NEW COLLECTORS’ NIGHT on Friday, March 27, 5:30 - 9:30 pm. The evening will include three fascinating programs:
Regular show admission is $15, but we have 25 free passes for the New Collectors Night for BAC students, available on a first-come, first-served basis! Please email to reserve your free pass. Passes will have to be picked up from Diane Gaw in room M424 at 100 Mass. Ave., between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. this week or next Monday or next Tuesday.

Attention: Students of Interior Design and Decorative Arts Needed for Booth Duty at AD20/21
BAC Students are needed to staff the BAC booth at the AD20/21 show, March 27-29. All students who fill a booth slot will receive 1 ticket to the Gala Preview Party (valued at $100.00). Specific time slots needed to be filled are:
  • Friday, March 27, 4:30pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 10:30am-3:30pm
  • Saturday, March 28, 3:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sunday, March 29, 10:30am-2:00pm
  • Sunday, March 29, 1:30pm-5:00pm
Please contact Cedric Sinclair if you are interested.

American Institute of Architect Students
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Upcoming Events: Officer nominations are being held now. Please email for more information. The last day for nominations is April 17, 2009.

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Residential Design and Construction 2009 - Special events
50 free floor passes to attend RDC will be given to students, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Karen Sutton if you are interested.

Over one hundred students and young designers from across the country and around the world submitted projects to ‘In Pursuit of Housing’ the BSA and Architectural Record sponsored design award program that recognizes work that addresses the growing challenge of housing the world's population and, in particularly, projects that use design innovation, socially progressive approaches and sustainable solutions to address housing challenges. Hear from participants and jurors at the In Pursuit of Housing forum at 6:00 pm on April 1. The $15 fee includes unlimited access to the RDC exhibit hall. Choose session SW88 at

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in an architectural icon? Come to the screening of Koolhaas Houselife at 7:00 pm on April 2, 2009 and experience the daily intimacy of a house in Bordeaux designed by Rem Koolhaas. This charming and unique film has received limited North American distribution. Brian Healy AIA, moderator of the BSA’s Conversations on Architecture program hosts the screening. Only $25 ($10 for students). Learn more about the film (and see a trailer) at Register for the film (session ST89) at

Practice Career Symposium - April 4, 2009

The PACE Center invites you to rethink your design career at the 2009 Career Symposium! Saturday, April 4, 2009, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 320 Newbury Street.

The Career Symposium will offer workshops and individual appointments to help you in your job search. There will also be opportunities for you to think about your long-term professional goals and learn more about careers in related industries. We will have:
  • Mock interviewing
  • Information about careers in related design industries
  • Panel of design professionals
  • Networking reception
  • Job search strategies
  • Resume/portfolio
  • Workshops
  • Individual appointments
There will be a ** NETWORKING RECEPTION ** from 3:00 – 5:00 where you'll be able to mingle and talk to alumni, faculty, design professionals, staff, fellow students, and other members of the BAC community. Who will be there?
  • Alumni
  • Design/related Professionals
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Fellow students
Please RSVP your attendance on Facebook (Practice BAC’s Events Page) or contact for more information.

Portfolio Forum and Workshop Dates

You will find the dates for portfolio forum and portfolio workshops are listed below. You do not need to be signed up for portfolio review to attend. It is strongly suggested that those registered for portfolio review on May 26th or July 20th attend. Portfolio forums are designed to discuss portfolio choices and inform students about the portfolio review process. Portfolio workshops are a hands-on, one on one session with you, your portfolio in progress, and an instructor.

Contact Chris Raichle for more information.

  • Portfolio Forum – Wednesday, April 1, 5:30-7:00pm, Cascieri Hall
  • Portfolio Forum – Friday, April 3, 6:30- 8:00pm, Cascieri Hall (newly added)
  • Portfolio Workshop - Wednesday, April 8, 5:30-7:00pm (Segment 1 will be in room 507, Segment 2 will be in room 501)
BAC goes to Paris
Scholarship applications due, Monday, March 30th, 5pm.

For more information, please contact: Richard Griswold, Associate Provost for Student Development, Boston Architectural College.

The deadline for $500 deposits is 5pm, Monday, April 6, 2009 to Chris Raichle, Manager of Educational Services.

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.

Fontainebleau Exhibit now showing in the Stankowicz Gallery
All are encouraged to visit the Stankowicz Gallery, 4th floor of the 320 Newbury Street building. Currently on view is a collection of work from members of the BAC community that attended the Fontainebleau School. The Fontainebleau School is a school for musicians and architects location 40 miles southeast in the town of Fontainebleau, France.

Tappé Fontainebleau Prize 2009
Scholarship applications due, Monday, March 30th, 5pm. The A. Anthony Tappe Fontainebleau Prize was established in 2006 through a generous gift by A. Anthony Tappe, FAIA, of Tappe Associates. This prize is given annually and is awarded to a student who has been accepted in the School of Music and Fine Art’s Summer Program at Fontainebleau, France.

Information is 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.

LAST CHANCE: BAC Student Questionnaire
To all BAC students:

The BAC invites you to participate in an all-student survey. You can help us to continue to improve our student services by completing a short on-line survey of your own attitudes and behaviors toward psychological counseling and other supports. The survey takes less than ten minutes to complete. All information will be kept strictly confidential, and no names e-mail or I.P. addresses will be collected.

This survey is being conducted in cooperation with Cary Meyer, M.A., a BAC instructor and doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, who will use a portion of the information gathered as data for his dissertation on help-seeking attitudes and behaviors among college students.

A summary of the results from this survey will be posted on the following web site after June 1, 2009 for a period of 6 months: cmeyer/survey.

As thanks for your participation, those who choose to answer the survey will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of ten $3.00 gift certificates to J.P. Licks ice cream. (Your personal information for this drawing will not be associated with your survey responses in any way.)

Please click on the link below to access the survey: