Thursday, March 5, 2015

Boston Events Calendar :: March 2015

March 2015 Calendar - Boston

Check out the calendar that the folks over at Eventbrite have put together to outline all the happenings in the city of Boston for the month of February.  Part of the BAC #StudentInvolvementThursday series, this calendar shows you the many ways that you can get involved with YOUR city!

Green Team :: Did You Know? #6

6. The Department of Energy estimated that $2.8 billion in 2008 went to energy costs to power unused computers in the workplace alone! The amount of energy used for this is estimated to release over 20 million tons of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of the emissions from approximately 4 million cars! Lose the screen saver- they use just as much energy as when the computer is in use!

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To get involved with the Green Team, e-mail for more information.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WOMEN. WIKIPEDIA. DESIGN. :: International Women's Day (3.8.15)

When: Sunday, March 8th

International Women’s Day is a great day to contribute or edit Wikipedia articles about women in architecture.  Syracuse University is sponsoring WOMEN. WIKIPEDIA. DESIGN – “a global call for people to contribute Wikipedia entries about women in architecture, urbanism, design, and construction.” Interested?  Sign up here.  Need help with your research? Check out the BAC Library resources:  biographical dictionaries, women architects, birth/death dates and nationalities of designers/artists, and relevant book titles.

The LRC will be Open During Spring Break (3.16 - 3.18)

The Learning Resource Center will be OPEN for tutoring Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Spring Break (March 16, 17, and 18).  Drop-In Tutoring for Math, Physics, and Structures will be available from 4-7pm.  Writing tutoring is available by appointment.  Contact us at 617-585-0174 or at to make an appointment.

Please note, the LRC will be closed Thursday and Friday of Spring Break.

Midterm Madness :: Spring 2015

Midterm Madness :: Spring 2015
Saturday (3.7) - Sunday (3.8)

Midterms are almost here. The BAC is extending all building hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until midnight!

To support this and to help you get through midterms, Atelier is providing healthy snacks - nuts, raisins, veggie chips, fruit snacks, and fruit on Saturday + Sunday at 6:30pm in The Loft! Want to take a break from working? Atelier will also be playing bored games! Do you have a board game you think other students would enjoy? Bring it and have some fun!

The Office of Student Life and Atelier wish everyone the best of luck with midterms!

BAC Buzz Board :: Week 5

Week 5 Buzzes:
  • Word on the street (depending on the street): Flight of the Conchords is COMING BACK!
  • BACultural
  • Religion, Arch, and need job ASAP!
  • Petition for Rich Griswold to be BAC President!
  • Whose going to the Logic concert Saturday March 7th?
  • BAC Rocks!!!
  • Less is Better


AIAS Coffee Breaks!

Are you a Coffe-Enthusiast, a Tea-Holic, or Hot Coco-Zealot?  We thought so.

What: FREE Coffee brought to you by AIAS!
When: select Thursdays; 5-7pm
Where: The Loft

Join AIAS in the Loft for a FREE cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and take a few minutes to casually network with students for a few minutes.  Highlights will include upcoming professional and educational events on campus and around Boston.

All currently enrolled BAC students get one FREE refreshment per Coffee Break.  So, stop by during your class break or before that 7:15pm class and say, "Hi!"

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coffee Breaks:

  • March 5th
  • March 26th
  • April 2nd
  • April 9th
  • April 16th

Scholarship :: A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize

$4,500 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize
The Fontainebleau Schools, France
June 30, 2015 - August 7, 2015

Submission Deadline: Monday, March 23rd 2015 by 6:00 PM
Information Session: Tuesday, March 10th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, The Fishbowl, 320 Newbury St.

Each year, the BAC and Anthony Tappé provide one scholarship for an exciting study abroad program outside Paris, France. Selection is based on academic and practice standing, with preference given to advanced students of Architecture with excellent academic records and portfolio. This person must be a strong ambassador of the Boston Architectural College

During the past 80+ years, the Fontainebleau Schools have brought together different artistic disciplines in order to explore new ways of seeing, thinking and making architecture. The presence of a Music School gives a unique opportunity for the Fine Arts students to explore relationships between architecture and music, develop collaborations with musicians, and to attend rehearsals and concerts. Studio spaces in Fontainebleau and on the Chateau grounds offer inspiring places to develop design proposals and installations.

At the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, students have the opportunity to come in direct contact with the work and the theories of European architects, artists and theoreticians (primarily French). The core curriculum includes architecture, landscape, painting and sculpture with possible courses in photography, fresco painting, stained glass and mosaic.

At Fontainebleau, students are required to accomplish projects in at least three disciplines. Numerous field trips are organized to acquaint students with the finest masterpieces of French art and architecture, both historic and contemporary. Classes and workshops take place in and around the magnificent Chateau of Fontainebleau. The various buildings and gardens of the Chateau provide an outstanding and inspirational setting.

For additional information, please visit

To apply, students must submit the following:
1. Current Portfolio
2. Sketchbook
3. An essay of no more than 500 words discussing how you would make a good ambassador for the Boston Architectural College and how your participation in the Fontainebleau Architecture Program supports your educational goals.

Students should submit all application materials to the front desk of the Student Services office on 951 Boylston Street.  All submissions should include your name and the name of the scholarship.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah Hoen, Scholarships & Awards Coordinator, at 617-585-0106 or

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Competition :: The 2015 Core77 Design Awards

Submit by: March 31, 2015
Competition Website

The 2015 Core77 Design Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in all areas of design. The program enlists an international jury of design experts to honor those who present creative, innovative and forward thinking designs across 14 traditional and progressive categories. Students and professionals alike are invited to enter their work so that established, as well as up-and-coming designers can gain visibility and recognition from the global design community.

Enter your designs today here - - to gain the recognition your design work deserves!

Important deadlines:

Regular Deadline - Tuesday, March 24th, 9pm Eastern
Extended Deadline - Tuesday, March 31st, 9pm Eastern

BAC Triumphs in Living With Water Competition!

School of Landscape Architecture's Submission Earns Recognition in International Competition

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is pleased to announce the College's School of Landscape Architecture was recognized as a People's Choice Award winner in the Boston Living with Water competition. Boston Living with Water is an international call for design solutions envisioning a more resilient, more sustainable, and more beautiful Boston adapted for end-of-the-century climate conditions and rising sea levels. The competition seeks leading planners, designers, and thinkers to help the City of Boston and area businesses and residents develop and apply new concepts and strategies, including designing with water principles, to increase the city's sustainability and climate change resiliency.

The BAC School of Landscape Architecture's submission entitled Open Circuit: Traveling Water was named a People's Choice Award in the Site 2: Neighborhood, 100 Acres category. The design proposal reconnects the city to the water that surrounds it, allowing water to flow through the Fort Point Channel's urban district while responding to changes in sea level rise over the next century. The design's strategy reframes the dichotomy of life in the city and its separateness to water by reconnecting the sounds and smells of the ocean, the tide, and the plants which thrive along the shoreline to become present throughout this new landscape. In the design, water becomes a unified element of urban life.

Read more on the BAC website

School of Landscape Architecture
Boston Living With Water Submission Gallery