BAC Spring 2013 Travel Course Offering: Greece

Photo: J. Wilson
Theories in Architectural Preservation, Conservation, and Urban Renewal with travel to Greece

Instructor: Jaime Wilson
Courses: This course fulfills workshop and history electives: CD105A / HT(7)218

Class Schedule: Tuesdays from 4:00-7:00pm
Travel Schedule: March 14 -24, 2013 

Course Description: This course investigates a community’s desire to preserve, restore, or rebuild its architectural and cultural landscape legacy. An examination of various sites, including Boston’s West End, Ward 9 in New Orleans, and several sites in Greece will highlight the interplay of cultural values, technological challenges, and political pressures involved in preservation and renewal projects. As part of the course, a one-day on-site visit to the West End and a 10-day intensive trip to Greece are required. While in Greece, students will conduct field research at a range of sites, including the Athenian Acropolis, the Venetian fortress at Acrocorinth, and the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia.

Ruins of Venetian fortress on top of Acrocorinth, Greece.  Photo: J. Wilson, 2009.
Travel Fee (in addition to tuition): $2,420. The travel fee covers airfare to and from Greece, all transportation within the country, all accommodations, entry fees to sites and museums, and all dinners. A non-refundable fee of $1,200 is due on January 17th. The remaining balance of $1,220 is due February 7th.

Financial Aid: Students who are expecting financial aid funds to cover the cost of this travel opportunity can sign a promissory note to allocate their incoming funds to travel deposits before the money is actually distributed. Please contact the BAC's Financial Aid Department for details on how to apply for funding and pay travel deposits on time.

Scholarships Available
To be considered for scholarship funding, you must meet the following criteria:
1.       Must be a degree student enrolled in the Theories in Architectural Preservation (HT218/7218 or CD105-A) trip to Greece for Spring 2013
2.       Must have completed a FAFSA for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. If you did not do this, please email Kendra Giannini for information on how to meet this requirement.

Students meeting the above criteria must submit the following:
1.          A 500-1,000 word essay describing your interest in travel, your goals for the trip and your belief of the effect of the trip on your development as a designer.
2.          A copy of your current portfolio (portfolios will be returned after the award process is complete).

Please submit your essay and portfolio to Kendra Giannini on the 3rd floor of 100 Mass. Ave. by Monday, February 4th at 6:00 PM. You may also place submissions in her mailbox on the 2nd floor at 320 Newbury St.  If you have any questions regarding the scholarship please contact Kendra at 617-585-0167 or

Contact: Jaime Wilson at for further information about the course and the trip.

Photo: J. Wilson