Thursday, August 21, 2014

Boston Lights Exposition 2014


Boston Lights Exposition
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

Boston Lights is a bi-annual lighting tradeshow presented by Designers Lighting Forum-New England (DLF-NE), featuring the latest in architectural lighting products and AIA (American Institute of Architects) accredited seminars.

Event website.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Student Summer Project :: Week #13


Student Summer Project :: Week #13

Excited to be done with school for the summer but are looking for something design related to do? Want to keep your drawing skills on point? Do you want to show off how awesome you are? Well here is your chance!  Student Life and BACBlog would like to introduce the brainchild of your fellow student, Courtney Walsworth, the Student Summer Project!

Here's how it works:
  1. Each week this summer (Wednesday morning) there will be a topic/subject given,
  2. Draw what it says,
  3. Submit a picture of your drawing to studentlife@the-bac.edu within 5 days of the post,
  4. Said picture gets posted to the Student Life Facebook page and BACBlog,
  5. People "like" the drawings they like best on Facebook,
  6. You get a chance to win things (gift cards, BAC merch, and more)!
Week #13 Topic:
Your future house

DRAW!

Previous Topics
Week 12 - Your favorite view
Week 11 - Design what transportation will look like in 50 years
Week 10 - Design what a house might look like on the planet Mars
Week 9 - Contour drawing (don't look at your paper)
Week 8 - Study a poorly designed space, call out what makes needs to be improved
Week 7 - Study of structural support
Week 6 - Study of Light and Shade in a space
Week 5 - Human/s interacting with technology
Week 4 - Two point perspective of an exterior space
Week 3 - One point perspective of an interior space
Week 2 - An exterior landscape that you see every day
Week 1 - Single object, add in a call out showing the texture

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DME2052 Digital Artistic Illustration



DME2052 Digital Artistic Illustration
Half-Semester Course Offering
Offered Wednesday 4:00-7:00

Do you wish your projects and portfolio looked better? Would you like to be able to quickly render the digital models of your designs for your portfolio? In DME2052 Digital Artistic Illustration, you'll learn how to turn all your hard 3D work into great renderings.

This 8-week session focuses on techniques for creating "artistic" (non-photorealistic) renderings using Photoshop with a Wacom pen-tablet to "paint" over layers of lines and textures exported from 3D geometry in SketchUp. As drawings produced by hand tend to focus the viewer on the design, students will be taught to produce illustrations with a variety of expressive and natural-looking styles such as paintings and sketches.

No prior experience in either SketchUp or Photoshop is fundamental, inasmuch as this course will cover the essential features of each in order to explore and obtain the desired effects and results.

This course also examines the underlying principles of organization toward good composition such as line work, color, contrast, negative space, geometry, perspective, rhythm, illumination and entourage. Students are encouraged to use 3D models of their own designs for the final project.

Competition :: Archiprix International Madrid 2015


Competition :: Archiprix International Madrid 2015
Registration Deadline - Monday, September 01, 2014

Archiprix is proud to announce the start of the eight edition of the Archiprix International. After successful editions in 2001 in Rotterdam, 2003 in Istanbul, 2005 in Glasgow, 2007 in Shanghai, 2009 in Montevideo, 2011 in Cambrigde (Mass., USA) and 2013 in Moscow, Archiprix International will again stage a unique presentation of the world’s best graduation projects in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. It is co-organised by the ETSAM/UPM - Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.  Registration is open for all schools worldwide.

Archiprix International biennially sends invitation letters to all schools worldwide in Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture to select their best graduation project and register this project for participation.

An independent international jury will review all entries and will select the best projects for the Hunter Douglas Awards. All projects will be presented in an exhibition, on the website and in a book. All designers of the selected graduation projects will be invited to join the workshops which will be held in May 2015 in Madrid. Participation is free of charge.

Over 1600 faculties from more than 100 countries are invited to take part. This makes Archiprix International by far the biggest competition for newly graduated talented designers. No other competition displays such a broad insight in worldwide trends in education and the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture .The program of Archiprix will be documented on the website, in a book and a filmed documentary. CALL FOR ENTRIES: Each school is asked to submit their best graduation project since July 1 2012.

www.archiprix.org

Monday, August 18, 2014

BAC ID Cards


BAC ID Cards

If you don't already have one, the BAC Library will be making BAC ID cards for current students, faculty, and staff from now until Friday, September 5th. Students, your first BAC ID is free and replacements are $10 (cash only).

IDs can be made at any time during the Library's open hours.

Library@the-bac.edu
617.585.0155
http://www.the-bac.edu/students/library

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Projects :: Jiahe Boutique Hotel in Yushan Bay


Sunday Projects :: Jiahe Boutique Hotel in Yushan Bay

Firm: Shanghai Dushe Architectural Design DSD
Project Location: Jiangyin, Wuxi, China

Jiahe Boutique Hotel is located in the east new town of Jiangyin, also by the Yushan Lake. The building area of the project is about 75,000 square feet. With a proper renovation, the designers successfully transformed the former office building into a boutique hotel with 50 guest rooms, 8 dining rooms, banquet halls, meeting rooms, and a swimming pool. Through this project, Shanghai Dushe Architecture Design Co.,Ltd has made an effort toward an integrated architecture, interior, and landscape design, which also demonstrates the persistent pursuit of quality from the designers...

More information and additional images.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Student Summer Project :: Week #12


Student Summer Project :: Week #12

Excited to be done with school for the summer but are looking for something design related to do? Want to keep your drawing skills on point? Do you want to show off how awesome you are? Well here is your chance!  Student Life and BACBlog would like to introduce the brainchild of your fellow student, Courtney Walsworth, the Student Summer Project!

Here's how it works:
  1. Each week this summer (Wednesday morning) there will be a topic/subject given,
  2. Draw what it says,
  3. Submit a picture of your drawing to studentlife@the-bac.edu within 5 days of the post,
  4. Said picture gets posted to the Student Life Facebook page and BACBlog,
  5. People "like" the drawings they like best on Facebook,
  6. You get a chance to win things (gift cards, BAC merch, and more)!
Week #12 Topic:
Your favorite view

DRAW!

Previous Topics
Week 11 - Design what transportation will look like in 50 years
Week 10 - Design what a house might look like on the planet Mars
Week 9 - Contour drawing (don't look at your paper)
Week 8 - Study a poorly designed space, call out what makes needs to be improved
Week 7 - Study of structural support
Week 6 - Study of Light and Shade in a space
Week 5 - Human/s interacting with technology
Week 4 - Two point perspective of an exterior space
Week 3 - One point perspective of an interior space
Week 2 - An exterior landscape that you see every day
Week 1 - Single object, add in a call out showing the texture

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BAC Student Assistance Program


Boston Architectural College Student Assistance Program
Talk One2One - Free and Confidential help for Personal Concerns and Issues

To access the website, go to www.allonehealtheap.com and enter:
User name: BAC SAP
Password: student

The Student Assistance Program is a free, confidential 24/7 support system for any problem that could be challenging your emotional health, well-being, or focus.
Call: 1.800.756.3124

The BAC understands that making sound work, life, and academic choices is a difficult challenge, and that navigating personal and professional stress can be overwhelming at times. Located in Natick, Massachusetts, AllOne Health has been a reliable and trusted partner to hundreds of organizations, providing confidential counseling and referral services to employers and employees, and to students through their Talk One2One Student Assistance Program.

If you are facing any kind of personal problem or issue, call to speak to a licensed Talk One2One Consultant who will listen to your concerns and offer guidance and resources to help meet your needs. Call anytime, day or night.

The services available through Talk One2One are:

Confidential Counseling Services - Students are eligible to receive assessment, referral, and counseling services (up to 3 face to face sessions).

Legal Assistance - This service provides one free 30-minute office or telephone consultation per legal matter, except for job or school related legal matters. Typical matters include divorce and child custody, car accidents, contractual and consumer disputes, real estate concerns, landlord / tenant issues, and insurance disputes. Students can also receive a 25% discount for additional services provided by a network attorney.

Financial Assistance - This service provides one free telephone consultation per financial issue. Typical financial issues include credit card debt, identity theft, financial planning, and tax advice provided by a qualified financial counselor.

Work/Life Website - Get access to over 12,000 articles, videos, tip sheets, calculators, assessments and searchable provider directories. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, child care, parenting, elder care, higher education planning, career development, health/wellness, emotional wellbeing, legal/financial resources, and pet care services.

Competition :: Urban Transformations: Designing the Symbiotic City


Competition :: Urban Transformations: Designing the Symbiotic City
Registration Deadline - Monday, September 1, 2014

If you are a planner, urban designer, architect, landscape architect, engineer, or ecologist, we think you may have some important insights to share with the world about how to transform our existing cities into more resilient, climate adap­tive, regenerative, symbiotic cities. We have designed this international design ideas competition for you to explore and show the world your ideas. Entries are due by September 21st, 2014. An international jury of planning and design experts will select the winning entry to be announced on October 21st, 2014. DIALOG, this year’s competition sponsor, has generously sponsored a grand prize of $1,000 CDN. We will also be awarding runner-up book prizes.

Registration and competition website.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fall 2014 :: 320 Newbury Street Locker Sign-Up Schedule


Fall 2014 :: 320 Newbury Street Locker Sign-Up Schedule

All lockers must be shared by 2 students. Students are encouraged to have a locker partner selected and present at sign-up.  Students without partners will be assigned a partner.

NEW THIS YEAR: The Office of Student Life will now be providing combination locks for lockers!  Combinations will be given to students when they sign-up.  Students must use the provided locks.

Foundation Student Schedule
Foundation students may begin locker sign-up August 25. Student Life will be at Open Studio on the 3rd floor of 951 Boylston Street on August 27 from 1:30-4:30pm for sign-up. Foundation students who are unable to come to Open Studio should come to room 102 at 320 Newbury Street any other time.

All Other Student Schedule
All other students may begin locker sign-up September 2nd. Please come to room 102 at 320 Newbury Street to sign up.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding locker sign-up please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@the-bac.edu.  For more information about locker go to http://the-bac.edu/students/student-life/lockers