Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BAC Student Awarded IIDANE Student Scholarship

BAC Student Awarded IIDANE Student Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that BAC student, Sarah Boisselle, has recently been awarded the IIDANE Student Scholarship. For the month of September, Sarah along with her fellow winners, will be featured on the IIDANE website. Please click here to see their winning portfolio submissions :

Congratulations, Sarah!

Practice Assessment Workshop

Practice Assessment Workshop
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:30-7:00pm
Cascieri Hall, 320 Newbury Street

Dear Students,

You have an opportunity to attend a Practice Assessment Workshop during Community Practice on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5:30-7:00pm in Cascieri Hall.

The objective of this workshop is to communicate the Practice Assessment process, discuss the Practice Assessment forms and answer any concerns or questions regarding Practice Assessments.

For those of you who cannot attend this workshop, please make an off-line appointment with Johanna Rowley to have your questions answered prior to your official assessment.

For more information about Practice Assessment requirements and reporting hours, please go to:

The Practice Department looks forward to meeting with you as we move forward in our semester.


Johanna Rowley
Director of Applied Learning and Assessment
Practice Department

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BAC Merchandise Sale

BAC Merchandise Sale

Use coupon code LAYERUP2 to receive free shipping on 2 or more items from our online store.

Valid September 16th through the 23rd.

Competition :: Madrid Digital Arts Museum - IDEAS COMPETITION

Competition :: Madrid Digital Arts Museum - IDEAS COMPETITION
Submission Deadline - Sunday October 5, 2014

In the daily practice of Architecture, competitions are an important part of the formative experience. When applied to concrete needs, by the mediation of context and content, they demonstrate the added value that architectural discussion can bring to the solution of issues of the community.
We provide a launching platform for a community of architects that have interest in making a contribution in their specialty field, keep creatively active and give more visibility to their professional practice.

This is a single stage Ideas Competition with the aim of identifying the best proposal of a Museum devoted to the Digital Arts in the centre of Madrid, Spain. We invite you to create innovative solutions to tackle the challenges presented. In a way that pushes architectural design and ideas forward, the issue is raised of how the characteristics of Digital Art might be transposed into space, in a way that potentiates a better understanding of the exposed work. The site chosen to develop this exercise is placed in the central part of Madrid, in one of its more vibrant neighborhoods, LavapiƩs. On an urban point of view, this situation brings into question the inherent value of these urban voids, plots devoid of function but not of meaning or importance in the urban fabric. The location in vicinity with a wide array of museums and cultural Equipments enforces the relevance of a cultural function to this site.

This Competition is open to all students and professionals of areas related to Architecture, individually or in group up to 4 members. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.

Visit the competition site for full details and registration.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Blog Pick :: Arendurance

Blog Pick :: Arendurance
By Steve Marcelin, BDS Candidate

Arendurance is the unfolding story of a student named Jenny and her adventure through the rigors of preparing for and taking the Architect Registration Examination. She is an intern architect who has her heart set on becoming an architect since the age of seven.

Arendurance is great because it address a stage that we all architecture students will face in our education. Her story is a common chapter in most of our lives and we can relate on many levels. Much like her, I was interested in design at an early age and will be an intern at some point. Her site informs us that we are not alone in the process. We can use the content of her site as an example of what to expect and how to address the future architect registration examination?

Another cool part of the site is the study guides. It is a great resource for graduate students who are planning to take the registration examination or for undergraduates who wish to plan ahead. She posted the guide on the part of the exams that she has passed. For us students that give us clue of what subject that we need to pay close attention to and master during the period of our architectural education.

If you are graduating soon I recommend that you check out this great resource and share with your fellow classmates what you have learn. Have some time to kill between class check it while hanging at the loft it is not only restricted to graduated students? Just like previous sites I have listed and most of the blogs out there this site was created by a student just like us and with us in mind, please take advantage of it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

College Night at the Museum of Science

College Night at the Museum of Science
Friday, September 26 from 5-9pm

College students are invited to discover the unique offerings of the Museum. Bring your valid student ID and enjoy free admission to the Exhibit Halls, plus a special opportunity to visit the Theater of Electricity, see a Live Animal show, and ride a Boston Duck Tour.

Visit the MoS College Night site for more details!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September "First" Friday

September "First" Friday
Friday, September 12, 2014 from 6-8pm
Dillon's Restaurant & Bar
955 Boylston Street (next door to our 951 building)

It may be the second Friday of the month but it is still the first First Friday! All current BAC students are invited to join in for "First" Friday on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Dillon's Restaurant & Bar for FREE appetizers!

Reconnect with your fellow students, make new connections, and meet new friends! All ages welcome.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Atelier, YOUR Student Government.

International Student Immigration Workshop Series

International Student Immigration Workshop Series
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5-7pm
Fishbowl, 320 Newbury Street

Many international students have questions about their employment options at the end of their academic careers.  Therefore, I invite all F-1 international students at the BAC to attend a casual conversation with Immigration Attorney Richard L. Iandoli.  Attorney Richard L. Iandoli has received an AV* rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings system.

Workshop Topic:
Post-graduation Opportunities to Stay and Work in America under U.S. Immigration Law

We will review short and long-term options in the employment-based and family-based categories.  There will be plenty of time for Q & A.

Richard L. Iandoli lectured on U.S. immigration matters to, among others, the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, National Lawyers Guild, American Immigration Lawyers Association (nationally and locally), Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Northeastern University, Boston University, Boston College and Harvard University Schools of Law, the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA).

Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C. is a national immigration law practice, which focuses exclusively to matters arising under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. We are a five-attorney firm which represents individuals, businesses, and institutions in immigration law issues. We have been in practice since 1978.

Richard L. Iandoli, Esq.
Iandoli Desai & Cronin P.C.
38 Third Ave, Suite 100
Boston, MA  02129

* AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) - AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Practice Open House

Practice Open House
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 3-5pm
Practice Department, room 506, 320 Newbury

The Practice Department is having an Open House on Wednesday, September 24 between 3 – 5pm at its new location on the 5th floor of 320 Newbury.  Students are invited to drop by and learn more about Practice offerings this semester, connect with Practice faculty and staff, and have their Practice questions answered.  Light refreshments will be available.

All students are welcome! Contact for more details.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Scholarship :: 2015 Gensler Diversity Scholarship

Scholarship :: 2015 Gensler Diversity Scholarship
Submission Deadline - Monday, December 8, 2014

Gensler believes diversity ignites innovation in design. Through shared and divergent perspectives, we enrich our work for clients and our teams’ careers. We believe in bringing people of diverse  backgrounds, experiences and points of view to work at our firm and are committed to helping young design  professionals find their career path with Gensler.

African-American students enrolled in a U.S. not-for-profit educational institution who will begin their final year of a NAAB-accredited architecture program in the Fall of 2015 are eligible to apply. Current employees and recent former employees of Gensler, as well as their immediate families, and those who Gensler deems to present conflicts of interest are ineligible to participate.

Visit the Gensler scholarships site for complete details.