For over 15 years, the BAC's Summer Academy has provided high school students with hands-on design and material exercises. This Summer, the Academy will be offered in two separate formats: an on-site experience, and a synchronous virtual experience.
On-site students will experience live lectures, exercises, site and professional firm visits around Boston, and hands-on design and building in teams. Virtual students will explore case study buildings, attend site and professional firm visits through video streaming and chat, and will also receive kits of materials and supplies to allow them to participate in the hands-on design and building wherever they may be. All students will have access to the latest in design software and computing through either our on-site computer labs or the BAC’s VDI CloudLab.
In addition, the sketchbook that all Academy Students receive to work on, this year students will also develop a digital and physical design portfolio, and they will also receive a 3D Printing pen to incorporate into their design explorations during and after Summer Academy.