The Boston Architectural College School of Interior Design Programs Receive Six-Year Re-accreditation

The Boston Architectural College is proud to announce the reaccreditation of its’ Bachelor and Master of Interior Design programs for six-year terms. The Accreditation Commission of the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) commended the BAC for programs that remain “true to the BAC’s tradition of practitioners enriching and preparing future practitioners” and for creating “a learning environment that promotes individual thinking, creativity, collaboration and professionalism for all students who attend.” CIDA further recognized the dedication and perseverance of BAC students and the high level of professionalism that results from participation in the fully concurrent curriculum.

Upon receiving formal notification from CIDA, Head of the School of Interior Design, Dave Harrison, commented, “Accreditation is an outward, visible symbol of an inner, invisible commitment. The BAC values our accreditors’ standards because, for our students to be well prepared to deal with turbulent economic times, we must offer them the most professional interior design education we can provide. We very much appreciate CIDA’s recognition of our faculty’s, students’ and employers’ adherence to high standards of teaching and learning in the classroom, and in Practice.”

“Creative interior design is a primary source for bettering public health, improving classroom learning, providing aids for the aging, creating greater workplace efficiency, and making more delightful public places.” stated President Ted Landsmark, “The BAC’s Interior Design programs are preparing client-sensitive designers for careers that will create the spaces we will inhabit for years to come. CIDA’s re-accreditation enables us to continue to move forward with plans that will fundamentally re-make the worlds we touch, see, and interact with every day.

The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay, the BAC is New England’s largest independent, accredited college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 1100 students, the BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture and Interior Design, undergraduate programs in Landscape Architecture and Design Studies, and Continuing Education and Certificate programs. The BAC stresses excellence in practice-based professional education, and accessibility to the design professions. The BAC’s central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center for the discussion of design issues. The BAC is recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing World-class Programs with High Distinction. Please visit for more information about the BAC.

Boston Architectural College News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Janet Oberto, External Relations