Friday, January 30, 2015

**CNC/Woodshop Will be CLOSED on Sunday (2/1)**

The CNC/Woodshop will be CLOSED this Sunday, February 1, 2015. Normally scheduled hours will resume on Monday, February 2nd.


Go Pats.

Summer Internships :: Smithsonian Gardens


Smithsonian Gardens Summer Internship Opportunities
Apply by: 2.1.15

Opportunities include:

  • Horticulture Internship 
  • Greenhouse Internship 
  • Education and Outreach Internship
    • Social Media and Outreach 
    • Education and Outreach 
  • Smithsonian Orchid Internship
  • Landscape Architecture 
  • Archives of American Gardens Internship

To apply, applicants must create an account and submit an application online to the Smithsonian Online Academic Application System (SOLAA) at https://solaa.si.edu

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Gardens intern program:

  • Submit an on-line application 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • College transcript(s)
  • Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project. 

Further details about the internship opportunities and how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html

Tracing Intentions :: The Founding of TAC - The Architects’ Collaborative


When: 3.10.15, 7-9pm
Where: Otis House Auditorium, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

In 1945, five of the eventual seven young architects asked Walter Gropius to join them in forming one of the most historic collaborations, The Architects Collaborative.  Gropius shared a belief in the collaborative process, research reveals the lived experiences of the young architects prior to forming The Architects Collaborative show a belief in a collaborative society to bring about a world at peace through modern architecture.  Their idealistic intent in concert with the idealism of the time, it is argued, made all the difference in the culture of the firm TAC and in specific the formation of their early, and still vital, housing project Six Moon Hill in Lexington, Massachusetts. Norwich University Professor Wendy Cox presents her recent research on the lives, decisions, and work of the original young architects to join The Architects' Collaborative.

$10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

Registration is required at www.historicnewengland.org or Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

Materials Library Hours :: Spring 2015


Blog Pick :: Next Nature



Blog Pick :: Next Nature
By Steve Marcelin B.Arch. Candidate

Next Nature is a blog focused on the fusion of nature and technology. The blog defines what nature is, and what our role as humans and designers is in the world. The blog covers topics such as biomimicry, biomimicmarketing, genomics design, bio-diversity + techno-diversity, and scientific design solutions that address the issues of present day.


Next Nature is great because it shows students the innovative ideas of our time, and the efficiency of their application in the real world. The blog is not necessarily design based, but the information that it contains is vital for the evolution of design and understanding certain elements of not only present day design, but the future as well. For example, an article that caught my attention was Growing Cement Like Coral. Cement in the building sector is a massive source of carbon emissions, but by studying coral reef production in the ocean, we can start to use cements that may reduce CO2 emission.


Another reason why Next Nature is great, are the lessons and concepts behind it. After browsing on the website, I personally learned that design anything is not out of reach. I also learned we can also pull knowledge from various areas and the various data collections to make design that would work in harmony with nature.


I often ask myself, "what is the future of design?" Now having explored this website, I think I can answer that question without any doubt. Next nature is definitely worth checking out, especially for design enthusiasts who happen to love science.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Come Meet YOUR Student Government (2.5.15)


When: Thursday, Feb. 5th 2015
Where: The Loft (320 Newbury St., 2nd Floor)

Swing by The Loft on the second floor of 320 next Thursday, February 5th any time from 6:00pm-8:00pm to meet the board members of Atelier, YOUR student government, and let us know what is on your mind.  We want to know about your BAC experience, whether it relates to community on campus, space issues, balancing classes and work with fun, Atelier events and initiatives such as Parti or Food for Finals, or anything else that you might be thinking about.  To truly represent the student body, and to be able to advocate on their behalf, we need to know what you care about.  Come by and let us know!

Ian Hester, BDS Candidate
President, Atelier

First Friday (2.6.15) :: Boston Beer Works


Join BAC students Friday, February 6th for First Friday at Boston Beer Works. See friends, meet new students, enjoy food and beverages after a hard earned week of work and studies. First Friday offers students a time to relax with their colleagues, make new connections, and enjoy free appetizers!

This event is co-hosted by Atelier, and the Green Team.

NOMAS :: Model Building Workshop


NOMAS is an increasingly influential voice, promoting diversity in architecture and the quality and excellence of future design professionals. The local chapter, BACNOMAS, is committed to being active in the design community, participating in national design competitions, mentoring local high school students, and participating in a variety of other educational and recreational activities. The BAC Chapter of NOMAS is about the spirit of inclusion, and participation is welcomed whether you consider yourself a minority or not. Get involved! In addition, all members of NOMAS receive free membership to the Boston Society of Architect.

To get involved with the NOMAS, e-mail bacnomas@the-bac.edu for more information.

Green Team :: Did You Know? #1

Today marks the first day of "Student Involvement Thursdays" here on the BAC Student Life Blog!  Every Thursday we will be posting updates, events, happenings, highlights, and much more surrounding BAC student organizations on campus.  Thursdays will be your new one-stop shop for all things student involvement!

To kick it off, the Green Team has launched their "Did You Know?" campaign:


1. Did you know that on average, the United States uses over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year? There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled. Make sure your aluminum goes in the recycling and not the trash!

To get involved with the Green Team, e-mail greenteam@the-bac.edu for more information.