Welcome to the BACBlog series What's Your Story. This series is focused on telling brief stories about the students, instructors, and staff of the Boston Architectural College of the present and past. Is there someone you feel needs to be featured? Contact the Office of Student Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's Your Story? :: Colin Booth, B.Arch Alumnus
Colin Booth who grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY, came to study at the BAC because of the perspective that exposure to practice would give his education, particularly in such a global hub. Colin graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in Spring 2010. While at the BAC, Colin lead the collaborative effort to receive the grant and to then design and build the BAC’s Solar Decathlon Curio House. This house was transported to the Washington, DC mall. While studying, Colin practiced architecture in the design firm of Jung Brannen Associates and then began working at Sasaki Associates, an interdisciplinary, internationally-known design firm. He has been honored there recently by being named a Trustee of the Sasaki Foundation.
Colin has recently returned to teach the Thinking Green seminar, as well as advanced studios entitled, Ground Up, and The Librarium.
He is currently working on University Libraries in Kansas City OK and Austin TX, as well as master planning Red River College in Winnipeg Ontario. He also coordinates and strategic, multidisciplinary sustainability research projects within the office and with external institutional partners.
This month he is giving conference presentations on zero-net energy design at the annual conference of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the Architecture + Design Sustainable Design Leaders Summit (ADSDL).