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Architecture/Design College Fair

The BSA’s Architecture/Design College Fair, now in its 27th year, pioneered design school recruitment in the Northeast. Each year, by presenting hundreds of students with access to representatives from dozens of design schools across North America, these young people and their families are provided with a unique forum for investigating academic and career opportunities in design-related fields. Design educations provide essential collaboration and leadership skills while offering in-demand problem solving, creative, and critical thinking techniques that work well across disciplines and throughout life.

The 2015 BSA Architecture/Design College Fair was held at long-time event host Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) on Saturday, October 10. Over 200 students and parents from across the country attended to learn about careers in architecture, interior design, and landscape design. Forty five different schools from across North America populated the fair, providing answers to questions about portfolios, admissions, scholarships, curricula, and more. Eighteen separate schools provided in-depth portfolio reviews to help prepare students for their college applications.

The college fair was attended mostly by junior and senior high school students seeking information on local schools providing their preferred degree programs. Two different panel discussions took place: “Demystifying the Architecture Portfolio,” with Tim Love AIA, 2015 BSA president; Vittoria Buccina, Syracuse University; and Richard Griswold, Boston Architectural College (BAC). “Selecting an Architecture Program” was led by Lee Waldrep from Illinois School of Architecture.

To learn more about how the BSA Foundation is making an impact in communities, please come to BSA Space for a one hour “tour” of BSA Foundation programs. On the tour, board members and volunteers will tell stories about how Foundation programs, and the power of design, are positively changing the lives of real people. Meet the BSA Foundation meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. Events are free, but seats are limited. Check for upcoming dates and to reserve your seat.

View images below from the Architecture/Design College Fair. View more on Flickr and Facebook.