CCA's Master of Advanced Architectural Design students are further supported by the MAAD Digital Craft Lab and The Urban Works Agency labs that bring together curricular signatures, faculty research, and student experimentation at the college.

Architecture Division at CCA | Presented by Dean of Architecture Jonathan Massey

Digital Craft Lab

Digital Craft Lab

Coordinated by Jason K. Johnson + Andrew Kudless

The MAAD Digital Craft Lab explores the reciprocity and synergy between bits and atoms, the digital and the physical, digital code, and material logic.

Digital Craft thrives at the intersection of creative and technical domains whose boundaries are elastic, continuously evolving, and highly experimental.

  • What are the implications for architecture, the city, and beyond?
  • What are the spatial, material, and organizational possibilities?
  • How can digital craft be leveraged to create objects, spaces, and places of profound cultural meaning and usefulness?
  • What happens when the architect is also a fabricator or an engineer, a media artist, a technologist, a software developer, or a hacker?

The lab brings together designers, academics, and practitioners who want to engage, question, and expand disciplinary boundaries.



The Urban Works Agency

Urban Works Agency

Coordinated by Neeraj Bhatia + ChrisTOPHER Roach


This expanded field at the nexus of urbanism, landscape, geography, and architecture is the territory of The Urban Works Agency.


The Agency is both organization and action, and this is the intellectual terrain set forth to explore research and design projects with local and global partners.

The DCL and UWA have a specific function related to the MAAD program, so we wanted to emphasize that with the brief introduction at the top of the page. 

General Inquiries:

Leah Kandel
Program Manager
Master of Architecture
Master of Advanced Architectural Design

Postal Address
Graduate Architecture Programs
California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107-2247

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