Student Projects

Projects on this page have been completed by BCT students as part of their studies at Umass. These are undergraduate or graduate research projects, class projects, community service projects and other endeavors. Click on the titles to learn more.

Building a Wood-Concrete Floor Mockup Bench

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As part of their independent studies, two BCT students, Henry Braley and Loran Kaleci (with help from fellow student Rommel Cordova-Fiori and shop manager Dan Pepin), this semester built an 8 ft bench for Holdsworth Hall. This bench (while arguably extremely overdesigned) serves as a mockup of the wood-concrete composite floor construction that will be in the […]

BCT Students Revitalize Springfield

As part of a day of volunteering with Revitalize CDC in the Old Hill neighborhood of Springfield, MA, BCT students helped make homes more energy efficient.In the words of Zachary Kushner, co-president of the NAHB student group at UMass Amherst: “It’s always nice to do community service projects … but its also good for team bonding and we […]

Team UMass @ ARCC 2015

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A picture of the happy UMass team at the ARCC 2015 conference on the “Future of Architectural Research” in Chicago, which took place last week. Left to right: Caryn Brause (Architecture Faculty), Carl Fiocchi (BCT PhD student), Troy Peters (BCT/Arch PhD student), Ajla Aksamiya (Adjunct BCT Faculty), Ray Mann (Architecture Faculty), Simi Hoque (BCT Faculty), Somayeh Tabatabaee (BCT PhD […]

BCT students involved in energy assessment of local food co-op

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Together with BCT faculty member Ben Weil, several energy auditing BCT students participated in the project mentioned below. They conducted a thermographic scan and pressure test of the building and will be calibrating an energy model to allow the co-op to size a heating system that will primarily use waste heat from the refrigerators and the freezers. QUABBIN HARVEST […]

Where did the BCT students go?

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As it turns out, to a bunch of different places: Iceland, Ireland, UK, Australia!!! We now have a nice map with pins that show where BCT students went for their semesters abroad. You can find it and links to programs that can get you too to discover the world while studying on our “Study Abroad Programs” […]