Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston Marathon Spectator Guide

Boston Marathon Spectator Guide

Are you planning on going out and supporting the runners of the 2014 Boston Marathon? Be sure to check out this spectators guide! The 2014 Boston Marathon Spectator Guide contains information about the schedule of events, AT&T Athlete Alert, viewing the Boston Marathon, parking, our Family Meeting Area and much more. Know what to bring and what not to bring.

More detailed information from the BAA for marathon spectators.

Sunday Projects :: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) - Central Terminal B

Sunday Projects :: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) - Central Terminal B

Firm: Corgan
Project Location: Sacramento, CA

Central Terminal B is the new centerpiece of  Sacramento International Airport, reflecting the sense of identity that is the Sacramento Region. The terminal positions the airport for projected long term growth, with future expansion incorporating additional gates and converting the existing Terminal A to an airside concourse linked to the central terminal by a second APM. The plan provides accommodation of growth well beyond the year 2050 through development of additional airside concourses. The design approach for Terminal B recognized the constraints of new development within the existing terminal area by providing a solution that allowed construction of the terminal in a single phase, saving time and money.

More information and photos.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Blog Pick :: I Like Architecture

Blog Pick :: I Like Architecture
By Steve Marcelin BArch Candidate

Hey students! Get excited because you are about to discover one of the coolest blogs out there. This week I present you I Like Architecture a blog related to Ronen Beckerman. So if you enjoyed the Ronen Beckerman blog, you will possibly like this blog as well.

What is I Like Architecture?

I Like Architecture is a blog that is committed to showcasing beautiful and unique contemporary architecture for people researching for design inspiration. After just a few weeks after its creation in 2004, it was nominated for an award in the U.K. Upon visiting this blog you will learn that the contents there are not restricted to the United Kingdom. It covers the whole world.

There are many reasons why I Like Architecture is great. My personal favorite is the student corner section. It makes this blog stand out that it has a section designated to students. A section where they could share their design achievements and observe what other students are doing. We could see this opportunity as a chance to formulate a design community that shares common interests.

Another reason to like this blog is the architecture videos section. As BAC students we love design lectures, and with this blog we can have as many we want! I could say there are many things that a student can learn by listening to what methods other designers out there are applying and also the role that design plays in shaping of our society and community.

As we get deeper into the good weather of spring, I suggest checking out the more cool section of the blog for some interesting design book recommendations to read. Just like videos, lecture books can be a great source of obtaining and developing design knowledge and a way to learn to engage design of our time.

I Like Architecture is one of those blogs with design students in mind. Every post from the blog, from the articles to the architecture quotes and architecture videos, is valuable knowledge for a design student to have. I suggest checking out this blog if you have some spare time, because it is being consistently updated and there is always something new you can enjoy and learn from.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

IDS SoWa Brunch & Scavenger Hunt

IDS SoWa Brunch & Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 10 AM - 2 PM

Join The Interior Design Society on Sunday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a complimentary brunch at the South End’s charming eatery Aquitaine, followed by a Scavenger Hunt Design Charrette at the SoWa Vintage Market!

Only 12 seats are available for brunch, so please RSVP to ASAP!

After brunch, the group will walk to the market where the Scavenger Hunt begins! Please bring a sketch pad, pens, pencils, colored pencils, or markers, anything that will help your team present your fabulous finds to the group.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Informational Meeting on Summer Study in Chicago & Florence 2014

Informational Meeting on Summer Study in Chicago & Florence 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5-6 PM
Room 502, 320 Newbury Street

Topics to be covered:
  • Learn more about NeoCon
  • Hear Crandon describe last year’s Florence Summer Study trip
  • Learn about accommodations in Chicago and Florence
  • Travel Itinerary
  • Costs/Deadlines
  • 50% tuition for summer classes

Rendering Workshop

Rendering Workshop
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1-4 pm
Room 401, 320 Newbury Street

  • Give the student the ability to take a 3d model from an arbitrary program into 3ds Max and generate go9od looking daylight renderings with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of impact.
  • Introduction to basic rendering concepts that are common to all rendering engines: materials, mapping, lighting, cameras, composition, post production.


Sponsored by the Learning Resource Center and Atelier

Please note: these workshops are not intended to replace a course, and attendance does not count for course credit.

Stand Against Racism Photo Shoot

Stand Against Racism Photo Shoot
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 3-6 pm
Wednesday April 23, 2014 from 3-6 pm
Thursday April 24, 2014 from 3-6 pm
320 Newbury St, 1st Floor Lobby

Boston Architectural College has partnered for the third year with the YWCA to Stand Against Racism!

Join us as together we raise awareness of the racism still exists in our communities. This year, we are asking BAC students, instructors, and staff to hold up signs of why they Stand Against Racism.

We will be taking photos and compiling a web gallery on both dates listed above. If you are not able to attend either date or time, we invite you to email your photo to Becky Anderson, Coordinator of Student Activities and Leadership (

The BAC stands for the right of individuals to be treated with the dignity and respect they deserve and we commit ourselves to take action for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.

Sponsored by The Office of Student Life and NOMAS

Ice Cream with Studio Q

Ice Cream with Studio Q
Thursday, April 17th at 6:45 PM
The Loft, 320 Newbury Street

We all scream for ice cream! Come and join Studio Q in The Loft for some ice cream!

Student Lecture Series :: Bradley Samuels

Student Lecture Series :: Bradley Samuels - Signal to Noise
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:00PM
CAS Hall, 320 Newbury Street

Bradley Samuels, Founding Partner, Situ Studio, will present Signal to Noise as part of the Spring 2014 Student Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00 PM in Cascieri Hall.

Bradley Samuels incorporates interests in forensics visualization, geosciences, and 3D modeling into Situ Studio's practice. He has taught geospatial and information-based mapping at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. He was raised in Tokyo and Boston and holds a B.A. from Vassar College in Art History and a B.Arch from the Cooper Union School of Architecture.

For more information.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ZGF Scholarship

ZGF Scholarship
Submission Deadline - Thursday, May 1, 2014

Prizes: 1st Prize $ 10.000
Type: Open competition for architecture students in the USA.

For many years, ZGF has demonstrated a commitment to higher education in a variety of areas including architecture. The Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architectural Scholarship Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation is intended to recognize demonstrated talent and passion for architecture.

The recipient shall demonstrate the ability to produce quality architectural design and dedication to personal development in the field of architecture.

Students beginning their final year in an NAAB accredited architecture program in the fall of 2014, who currently reside in the United States, are eligible to apply.

One scholarship recipient will be selected no later than June 1st of this year with funds in the amount of $10,000 to be transferred from the Oregon Community Foundation to the recipient’s accredited academic institution prior to or during the month of September. A summer 2014 internship with ZGF in one of the firm’s office locations will be offered to the recipient. The paid internship has a flexible start date and location and will be based on current workload.