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Stories from the Faces of the BAC

  • Where are they now? :: Alumni, Wonnie Ru

    Where are they now? :: Alumni, Wonnie Ru

    Wonnie Ru is a Bachelor of Interior Design graduate from the BAC. Originally from South Korea, she came to the United States during High School. Wonnie previously attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for Hotel Management but changed her career in pursuit of following a long time dream of being an Interior Designer. The BAC intrigued her based on the practice-driven program that enabled her to experience a more dynamic approach to Interior Design. Wonnie was involved in various Gateway community projects that helped her to learn and incorporate her skills outside of school.

    Through the Gateway projects, Wonnie became interested in designing facilities that fully engage the community and she found it very rewarding. Wonnie is currently an Interior Designer at DRA Architects, which specializes in primarily educational and healthcare design. Her main focus is on designing educational facilities, from schematic design to construction, where she interacts with clients, construction project coordinators, and consultants. Her work involves space planning, creating 2D and 3D models, as well as developing interior finishes and furnishings.

    Wonnie is glad to work in a design field where she can express her creativity. Her next challenge is to become NCIDQ and LEED certified designer.

    Outside of work, Wonnie loves to study fashion as well as travel to see new places throughout the world. Traveling gives her a new perspective on different environments and cultures that inspire her.


  • What's Your Story? :: Cameron, Lucca, Daniel, and Unnumbered Sparks

    What's Your Story? :: Cameron, Lucca, Daniel, and Unnumbered SparksBy Rose Brakesman, Master of Architecture Candidate“When we find out about a project we let our minds’ wander about what should actually be there,” and the fun begins for three BAC students who are working in the studio of...



  • What's Your Story? :: Julie Shapiro

    What's Your Story? :: Julie Shapiro - Testaccio Project Rome 2013By Anastasia Lyons, Bachelor of Design Studies CandidateLast summer, Dean of Students Richard Griswold and Instructor Jovi Cruces led a group of students on a study abroad trip based in Rome, Italy. The opportunity to travel and...


  • What's Your Story - Arlen Stawasz

    What's Your Story - Arlen StawaszBy Gregory Lent, BDS CandidateArlen Stawasz (pictured above on left) is a recent graduate of the BAC, and recipient of the 2013 Ames Scholarship.  I had a chance to sit down with Arlen recently and discuss his approach to the scholarship and how his project has...


  • Where are they now? :: PLACETAILOR

    As an institution the BAC is always looking to see what our alumni are doing out in the world after they graduate.  Here is a great story of where a degree from the Boston Architectural College can take you!PLACETAILOR: Design+Build InnovatorsBy Rose Brakesman, Master of Architecture...

    Placetailor: Designers Building



  • Not Your Grandmother's BAC

    Once upon a time, back in the 20th Century, the Boston Architectural College had only one NAAB accredited bachelor of architecture degree. But really one size degree does not fit all. The B. Arch is not going anyplace but it has been joined by an onsite M. Arch, a Distance M. Arch, and a BDS to...


  • What's Your Story - Richard Griswold

    Richard Griswold - Staff & InstructorRichard Griswold, Associate Provost and Dean of Students at the Boston Architectural College, holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design where he received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal.  His BA is from Bennington...


  • What's Your Story - Anesu Dhliwayo

    Anesu Dhliwayo - StudentAnesu Dhliwayo is a Bachelor of Architecture candidate at the BAC and currently serves as Atelier's, the BAC's Student Government President (2013-2014). Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Anesu moved to the United States in 2004. Her relationship with design started soon after...


  • Welcome to What's Your Story?

    For this first post we just wanted to say hello to Archinect, and welcome to the Boston Architectural College's blog series, What's Your Story?  Our initial post will be a brief explanation of why this blog exists.So why did the BAC decide to create a blog about stories from student, faculty...


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