BAA '12 Students work together to complete their end-of-term projects: Peter Spalding, Ryan Hughes, and Nina Roefaro (L-R)

BAA '12 Students work together to complete their end-of-term projects: Peter Spalding, Ryan Hughes, and Nina Roefaro (L-R)

Beginning in September of 2011, an inaugural group of students embarked upon an immersion in classical precepts that will inform their future endeavors in architecture and design.

Studying an academic method that has its roots in the French École des Beaux-Arts, participants engage in an in-depth theoretical and practical exploration of everything from the foundations of form to rendering in wash.

For me, classical architecture and art are about being thankful every day for the five senses. It is about putting pencil to paper and hands to clay. It is about an ongoing conversation about beauty —one that with practice deepens every day.
— Nina Roefaro, Beaux-Arts Atelier 2012 Class Valedictorian

The Atelier is proud to host students of all ages, geographical origins, and backgrounds with the hope that knowledge and practice of classical design will be diffused throughout both the profession and nation at large.


CLASS OF 2012

Meet the seven pioneering students of the inaugural class of the Beaux-Arts Atelier.

CLASS OF 2013

Eight students followed. Read about how they came to be at the Beaux-Arts Atelier.


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CLASS OF 2014

A class of nine students joined the BAA for its third year. Learn more about how they discovered the program and how they plan to apply their classical education, both now and in the future.