The BAC Remembers Sanford R. Greenfield's Legacy

Sanford "Sandy" R. Greenfield; Image from BAC Archives
The BAC Remembers Sanford R. Greenfield's Legacy
Former Director of Education made a lasting impact on Architectural education at the BAC and beyond

The Boston Architectural College remembers the legacy of Sanford "Sandy" R. Greenfield, FAIA, former Director of Education at the Boston Architectural Center. Sandy passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in Newton, MA. He was a visionary and had a great impact on the BAC during and after his tenure.

Sandy was a Fulbright Scholar, held a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and a Master of Education from Harvard University. Prior to working at the BAC, he was as an instructor at M.I.T. and Massachusetts College of Art as well as a partner at Carroll and Greenfield Architects.

During his 21 years at the BAC, between 1953 and 1974, Sandy worked as a thesis advisor and as the Director of Education. His roles at the Center expanded to Chairman of the BAC Lecture Series, Project Director of the BAC Workshop Series, Chairman of the First Boston Architectural Center Conference, "Architecture and the Computer," and a Member of the Steering Committee for the BAC New Building Dedication Week Committee.

In addition to his work on campus, Sandy was active in the community, serving as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and Founding Director of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. He also was an invited lecturer at universities throughout the U.S., including Syracuse University, University of Southern California, University of Miami, and more.

Sandy's tenure at the BAC was marked by a period of rapid transition in the school's history. After leaving its early quarters on Beacon Hill, the BAC dedicated its new building on Newbury Street in 1966. During this time the BAC experienced an unprecedented growth in student population, growing from two hundred to six hundred students in less than five years.