A message from your Student Government, Atelier:
'In honor of Ed's commitment to the students of the BAC, the Ed Toomey Award for Student Advocacy is awarded by the Atelier Board to a member of the BAC faculty, staff, or administration who best exemplifies his priorities and willingness to put students above all else.
A description of the award:
Ed Toomey served as the first Provost of the Boston Architectural College, from 2006 to 2008. He set an exemplary standard for student advocacy that should be remembered, as he became a good friend and our strongest ally. Ed spent whatever amount of time and energy was necessary to help students identify their various needs, and to keep those needs as his highest priority. An uncanny ability to listen was matched with an unflinching willingness to act diplomatically and firmly. In a college as complex, and rapidly-evolving as our own, his friendship was invaluable, and generations of students will reap the benefits of his legacy.'
- Shaun O'Rourke, Director of Sustainable Design
- Aidan Ackerman, School of Landscape
- Benjamin Peterson, Practice Department