BAC News :: March 26, 2009
(compiled by Karen Sutton, Manager of Student Activities)

Atelier Nominations: Who do you want running your student government?
Atelier is about:

Fostering communication between the administration and student body,
Promoting professional & social student activities, and
Building fellowship between BAC students & organizations.
This is your opportunity to make your mark, to improve your community, and make your school better for current and future students. We are always looking for bright minds and enthusiastic students who would like to make a difference. This commitment to Atelier and to your fellow students will change your life and help those around you. Past presidents of Atelier:

"Getting involved with Atelier has really given me a good understanding of how the school works and how to influence it for the better." -Colin Booth, Atelier Student Representative, Vice President, and President (2004-2009)

"Being President of Atelier gave me the opportunity to push the student body in a positive direction and allowed me to work side by side with leaders of design firms throughout Boston. It has been a fantastic experience." -Jon Hanson, Atelier Student Representative and President (2007-2009)

Please nominate yourself or someone you know to one of the following positions on Atelier:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • 3-5 Student Representatives
Email with the name of the student and 200 words about why this person is a good candidate for the position by April 10th at 12 midnight. For more information about Atelier, visit

Atelier’s Traveling Design Charrette

Atelier is sponsoring a traveling design charrette and is open to everyone at the BAC.

Date: Friday April 3, 2009.

Locations: The charrette begins in the basement of The Pour House at 7:00pm and will go to Charlie’s at 8:30, followed by a visit to the Summer Shack at 10:00pm.

The Design Problem will be announced at the start of the charrette (Pour House basement, 7pm). All participants will be divided into teams of four, consisting of students and faculty members. An Entry Gift of Attendance will be provided to all participants and Atelier will be offering appetizers at each of the design locations. The winning team will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to Utrech. This is a great opportunity to network between students and faculty, as well as enjoy an evening designing with your peers, coworkers. Contact or call 413-446-4916 for more information about the event.

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 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). The specific time slot needed to be filled are:

Saturday, March 28, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please contact Cedric Sinclair if you are interested.

American Institute of Architecture Students
Get your official AIAS BAC Chapter T-Shirts today. You can order on-line at Upcoming events include:

Officer nominations being held now. You can email for more information. The last day for nominations is April 7th, 2009. Election Day is April 17, 2009, 6pm, in The Loft.

AIAS elections open to members only. If you would like to become a member, please contact AIAS-BAC.

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 on Facebook

All members of the BAC are encouraged to join Practice on Facebook. Practice staff is finding excellent resources to help concurrent students during the economic downturn. Get up-to-date information on employment advice, support for unemployment, and alternative opportunities.

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?
Design/related Professionals
Fellow students

Please RSVP your attendance on Facebook (Practice BAC’s Events Page) or contact for more information.

BAC Summer Academy Teaching Positions Available
Share your design knowledge and develop your leadership skills.

Each July, BAC Summer Academy welcomes high school students to explore the field of design. BAC Summer Academy seeks to hire highly-motivated design students and young professionals with advanced knowledge to serve as Studio Leaders and Studio Assistants for the 2009 program. Visit to learn more about the program.

Studio Leaders will be responsible for teaching a group of approximately 10 students using provided curriculum. Stipend: $1,400

Studio Assistants will work together with studio leaders and will be responsible for instructing students and assisting with program logistics. Stipend: $1,100

Both positions involve hands-on studio instruction, mentorship, leading program activities, facilitating group dynamics, and administrative tasks. Candidates must be available from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Mon.-Fri. between July 6th – 31st, 2009. In addition, participants must attend a series of preparatory meetings in June. BAC students are eligible to earn practice credit.

APPLY: Email cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references by Friday, April 3rd to Kara Peet. Applicants should be prepared to present design work in portfolio format, if invited in for an interview.

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.