Register for BAC Talks today!


The most popular alumni event of the year is here! Join us for BAC Talks, a full-day alumni symposium consisting of a captivating blend of in-person and virtual discussion panels, engaging talks, and inspiring keynote speakers. 


  • Friday, April 5, 2024 | 8:00AM - 7:00PM EST
  • Registration is free.
  • 8:00AM - 11:30AM sessions are virtual via Zoom
  • 1:00PM - 5:00PM sessions are located at the BAC and virtual via Zoom for those unable to travel to the College.
  • The Zoom link below will give you access to all sessions offered.


8:00AM -  Architectural Design Forecast in the Year 2100
Arlen Stawasz, B.Arch'13, LEED AP ND, CPHC, DGNB, RELi AP, EU Regional Resilience Leader, Gensler Europe
Location: Virtual

9:00AM - Future Digital Technologies in Architecture: AI, Immersive, and BIM 2.0
Featured speakers:

  • Jason Arndt, RA, LEED AP, Founding Principal, Zephyr Architects, Adjunct Professor, BAC
  • Dr. Mahesh Daas, President and Distinguished ACSA Distinguished Professor, BAC
  • Randy Deutsch, FAIA LEED AP, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture
  • Nirva Fereshetian, Principal, Chief Information Officer, CBT Architects


  • Anthony Frausto-Robledo, B.Arch'96, AIA LEED AP, Founder and Publisher,
  • Evan Troxel, NCARB, Founder and Producer, 

Location: Virtual

10:30AM - Improving US Healthcare: What We Can Learn From the World
David Deininger, B.Arch'84, Healthcare Facility Masterplanning Consultant, 2dplanning 
Location: Virtual Breakout Session

10:30AM - The One Architect in the Room
James Vaseff, B.Arch'71, AIA
Location: Virtual Breakout Session

11:00AM - Leading with Intercultural Integration
Mani Ardalan Farhadi, B.Arch'95, Associate AIA, Senior Planner, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Location: Virtual

11:30AM-1:00PM - BREAK IN DAY
If you are local, use this time to travel to the BAC to enjoy the afternoon lectures in person and network with fellow BAC community members.

1:00PM - Resilience Design in Transit Infrastructure
Isra Banks, M.Arch'16, AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, Senior Architect, Gannett Fleming
Huzefa Irfani, AIA, Director of Architecture, Gannett Fleming

This lecture is approved for 1 LU|HSW AIA CES credit. 

Location: Cascieri Hall and Virtual

1:45PM - From Vision to Reality: Integrating Design Research in AEC Practice
Adrienne Erdman, MDS'17, Director of Design Research, EwingCole
Location: Cascieri Hall and Virtual

2:15PM - Change, hic et nunc: Intersection of Three Landscape Architectural Perspectives
Adam Molinski, PLA, ASLA, Faculty Member, Boston Architectural College 
Yufan Gao, PLA, ASLA, Faculty Member, Boston Architectural College
Alexandre Champagne, Ph.D., Faculty Member, Boston Architectural College
Location: Cascieri Hall and Virtual

3:15PM - Understanding the next Generation of Business
Eric Haydel, MID'12, MSIA'18, Principal and Creative Director,
Eric Haydel Design / M-Geough
Location: Cascieri Hall and Virtual

4:00PM - Inclusive Design - Designing For, Designing With
Ai Kurokawa, M.Arch’06, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Principal, isgenuity LLC
Kate Spinelli, MID'11 , IIDA, Principal & Director of Interiors, isgenuity, LLC
Location: Cascieri Hall and Virtual

5:00PM - BAC Talks Reception
Join us for drinks and light appetizers to close the day and celebrate the alumni, students, and friends who foster such a vibrant, and diverse community. 
Location: McCormick Gallery, BAC

6:00PM - Taking Imagination Seriously. 
Janet Echelman, Artist and Principal, Studio Echelman

Discover how innovative spaces can foster spontaneity and community engagement. Join us as Janet Echelman discusses her use of flexible materials in large-scale city sculptures, creating unique virtual-physical urban experiences. Janet's creativity and community involvement highlight America's history of creative dynamism. Experience an inspiring conversation on transformative urban design.
Location: Cascieri Hall and Virtual

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