Boston Architectural College

Quick Facts

School of Architecture and spatial design


Boston, MA


Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

Popular Majors

Architecture, Environmental Architecture, Interior Design,  Landscape Design

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Open Admission


Distance from Boston

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* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

The Boston Architectural College located in Boston is an independent college of spatial design, founded in 1889. It offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online.

The school offers Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and design studies.

The programs engage students in design practice and academic study concurrently.  Students draw upon their academic studies and their daily workplace or community project learning, as they develop their understanding and abilities in writing, drawing, speaking and making.  Students learn by working concurrently as paid employees in professional design firms, and in classrooms and studios, earning nearly one-third of their education credits toward their degrees for their time in the field. Students are eligible for licensure immediately upon graduation.

The college's School of Landscape Architecture programs are distinguished by an urban, global approach to contemporary design, and by a highly interdisciplinary curriculum. With foundation courses crossing between the various design programs, students are exposed to multiple design dimensions within an interactive and dynamic atelier environment. The curricular mixture provides both the bachelor's and master's level programs with a solid framework for exploring the interrelated components of a meaningful design language, while also mastering the intrinsic conditions specific to the study and professional practice of Landscape Architecture.

The school is located in the Boston Back Bay area, deeply embedded in the city landscape with all the amenities of a central city location.