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Boston Scenes 5-3-18: BAC Spring Gala at Boston Design Center!

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) hosted its annual Spring Gala on Thursday, April 19th at the Boston Design Center in the Seaport District. Over 500 guests enjoyed an evening of fine food and beverage tastings at food stations donated by area establishments including; Abby Lane, Boston Harbor Distillery, Citrus & Salt, Fuji at Ink Block, Saloniki Greek, and Yellow Door Taqueria. A dozen of Boston’s top interior designers, led by gala co-chairs Taniya Nayak and Eric Roseff, teamed up with BAC students to design all the food stations. The evening raised over $380,000 to support the BAC’s students’ practiced-based education.

Gala co-chair Taniya Nayak is a BAC alumna, who owns her own interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC., and is a well know television personality appearing on HGTV, Food Network, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and several other television shows. Her fellow chair Eric Roseff established Eric Roseff Designs, a full-service interior design firm. He is currently working on projects all over the United States.

Lead Sponsors: Elkus Manfredi Architects, John Moriarty, Suffolk Construction, Turner Construction. Restaurant & Beverage Partners featured: Citrus & Salt, FUJI, Boston Harbor Distillery.

Photo Credit: Roger Farrington

Anthony Everal, Patrick Medina, Anthony Aiello, Parker Mundt & Daria Tuzhikova
BAC board chair Richard Martini with sponsorship co-chairs Judy Nitsch and David Manfredi
BAC Undergraduate Program director Denise Rush and trustee Valerie Fletcher
Co-chair Eric Roseff with designers Shelley Cates and Pablo Pickler
BAC Alumnus John Malnati, Kim Boliquin and Gerard Georges
Student designers Kailin Zhao, Imran Khan and Ana Vieira
Trustee Rodger Brown and Susanne Girgenti
Alumnus Steven Baron and student Zainab Almakzomi
Co-chair Taniya Nayak, left, with husband Brian O’Donnell, father Bagchand Nayak and sister Shaguna Nayak
Tobi Ogunnoiki and BAC student Omar Hussein