The Boston Architectural College was established as The Boston Architectural Club in 1889 by a group of both young and established local architects. The BAC's founders designed hospitals, churches, libraries, schools, theatres, and many notable homes in Back Bay and Fenway; started influential companies, including Peabody & Stearns and A. H. Davenport & Company.
The faculty and instructors at the BAC are practicing professionals, working in Boston and connected to the design community. They know what's happening in the field and what employers are looking for when they hire.
The BAC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students, and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, ethnic or national origin or ancestry, veteran status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, or any category protected by applicable state and federal laws.
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Each residence hall is shared with approximately 30 other students. Double and single rooms, both with shared bathrooms, are available. Accommodations are roomy enough for working on your assignments for design studios.
The library supports the curricula of all programs offered by the College through careful selection of print materials and electronic resources. The Library staff empowers students and faculty to understand and use these resources through information literacy training and research support.
Available resources include high-performance computing - available on any of the 100+ lab machines, 3D physical production with laser cutters, CNC router, and 3D Printers, large format printing and scanning, and render farm based node rendering.
The BAC is located in the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay, which means you're only a short walk from museums, music venues, restaurants, colleges and universities, and iconic architecture.
Student organizations are an integral part of the BAC learning experience. Engaging the BAC community provides opportunities for friendship, networking, leadership, support and service-not to mention student orgs are a lot of fun to be part of!
The Boston Architectural College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NEASC indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.