Campus Planning Resources

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The CCA community is hard at work developing plans to realize a single-campus shared vision. See below for the research that helped inform our decision and for major updates. For answers to other commonly asked questions you can refer to our FAQ here

Framing the Future

Framing the Future

In June 2015 we completed the first phase of work with Gensler and MKThink to produce a strategic framework for planning. The yearlong process included input from faculty, students, staff, alumni, and trustees.

Read the published report titled Framing the Future.

More than 300 faculty members, staff, students, and alumni worked with Jensen Architects to develop the next phase of the plan, which was to delineate requirements for the space types outlined in Framing the Future.

After completing this work in summer 2016, we began an architecture selection process. In November 2016, we announced the selection of Studio Gang as the architects for the unified and expanded San Francisco campus.

As in the past, no tuition dollars will be used for campus planning, building, or expansion efforts.

We are in the very early stages of a fundraising campaign that will make these goals a reality.

A Letter from the President

Letter from the President

Read the spring 2017 Letter from the President for an overview of CCA's campus planning goals and vision to bring our 2,000 students, 600 faculty, 200 staff, and 34 academic programs together in San Francisco.

Here we will bring together all our programs in art, crafts, design, architecture, and writing to create new adjacencies and interactions while developing yet-to-be-discovered modes of making.


Dream Big strategic plan

Dream Big:
Strategic Plan Extension 2016-20

We believe artists and designers have the power to change the world.

Our home -- the San Francisco Bay Area -- is the nexus of innovation and CCA is distinctly positioned to have a powerful and lasting effect on cultural, social, and environmental issues.

For over a century, we have educated creative people to become problem-solvers, trailblazers, and entrepreneurs while embracing our values of social responsibility, diversity, and academic excellence.

CCA will redefine art school for the 21st century by drawing on its legacy in the Arts and Crafts movement to reinvent the future.

Our vision is to change the world by training our students to make art that matters.

Download Dream Big: Strategic Plan Extension 2016-20 »