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Practice : Winter 2009
IA ] GIVING OPPORTUNITIES McCormick Gallery Events e McCormick Gallery is a dynamic center, free and open to the public, for design exhibitions that teach the community about design education, and the discussion of design related issues. e Gallery exhibits a variety of work that speaks to sustainability, historic preservation, new technologies, and the BAC values of social responsibility, accessibility and diversity. e Gallery also exhibits the nal thesis and studio work of each year's graduating class. Naming Opportunities e BAC's vibrant urban campus is lled by design with spaces that will be both signi cant and memorable throughout a student's academic career. Classrooms, studios, lecture halls, the library, the Loft, the deck overlook- ing Newbury Street and the new spaces at Boylston, each o er friends of the BAC a chance to leave a lasting legacy through the gift of a Named Space. Professional Development e BAC is committed to strengthening the College's workforce, and providing its faculty and sta with the tools for success. Seminars, trainings and workshops enable participants to enhance their teaching and presentation skills, while national conferences provide a platform for learning and sharing of cutting- edge ideas and information. e Harper/ Shuman Fund was created by BAC community members with this goal in mind. Scholarships and Prizes As the increase in the cost of education continues to outpace the growth in average family income, the BAC must be proactive in creating new award opportunities, while continuing to strengthen its existing funds. Individuals and rms may support a speci c scholarship fund or award, create a new named scholarship, or endow a named scholarship to bene t future generations of BAC students. Summer Academy e BAC Summer Academy is a career exploration program for high school students who have a strong interest in the architecture and design professions. Students experience the eld of design through hands-on projects, interactive learning and educational eld trips. Scholarships are available through e Robert Houseman and Richard Kirkham Fund for Diverse High School Students Entering the Design Professions, and the BAC's Summer Academy Financial Need Scholarship. Travel Programs Combining practical credit-earning courses with immersion into diverse cultures and settings makes for a memorable and e ective learning experience. BAC Travel programs such as the A. Tony Tappé Fontainebleau Travel Prize (France) and the Designer's Lighting Forum (Germany, New York City) are two of our newest o erings to students. Urban Sustainability at the BAC As part of our commitment to principles of sustainable design, the College has begun plans to construct a Green Roof on Newbury and a Green Alley between Newbury and Boylston. ese initiatives will play a signi cant role in addressing serious issues a ecting Boston's Back Bay, while serving as exceptional examples of sustainability and the College's commitment to the future of Boston and its neighborhoods. Urban Design/Build Workshop In this workshop, students learn the value of community involvement as well as hands-on experience. ey work with a community organization to provide a thoughtful, well-constructed structure that will enrich the neighborhood. e BAC and our faculty donate time and shop facilities, but the workshop needs nancial support as well as donated materials to make these important projects a reality. Through the generosity, hard work and dedication of its volunteers, the BAC has grown tremendously while remaining true to its mission. Furthering our goals will depend on increased support from donors who believe in the capacity of BAC students and graduates to change the world. PRACTICE 59