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Boston Architectural College

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The Boston Architectural College is a nonprofit professional college dedicated to architecture and design. Centrally located in Boston’s Back Bay, we have been a distinctive part of Boston’s design community for more than 125 years.



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.In the 70s and 80s, the BAC began to expand its academic offerings.


The College offers professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies. The core of the BAC experience is a unique learning model where design education happens in the classroom and in the professional workplace simultaneously.


BAC alumni are part of a powerful network of design professionals. This is the place to take advantage of that network to find your next job or hire a great new employee.


Student services

Our mission is to provide The Boston Architectural College community with prompt and professional service while maintaining the philosophies of sustainability and preservation.  Our staff is committed to provide these standards in a fair and cost-effective manner while continuing to meet the changing needs of the college.

Housing services

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.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

  • Onsite security can help make a determination as to whether or not medical attention is required
  • If medical attention is needed and the injury is minor, security can treat the victim with the first aid kit
  • If the injury is more serious, security can call an ambulance. 

Student Life

Campus life

The BAC is located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, in close proximity to design firms, galleries, museums, cultural institutions and landmarks. 

Student clubs

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.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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