Professional Development

For professional development, CCA currently offers a series of one-week summer architecture workshops, an urban mobility course in building a bicycle frame, and classes/workshops customized to meet a company's specific needs.

Architecture Formations Summer Workshops

The Formations Summer workshops are offered for college & graduate students, professionals, and members of the broader architectural community.

This summer’s one-week workshops are scheduled August 3-14, 2015. Led by CCA Architecture faculty, these workshops expose students to innovative methods and techniques of digital modeling, physical modelmaking, computational design,  digital fabrication, and basic techniques of robotic fabrication using the Kuka Agilus robot arm in CCA’s Digital Craft Lab..

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Questions? Contact formations@cca.edu.

Registration begins April 20, 2015, and may be completed online or by downloading and completing a registration form.

Please choose the appropriate course section according to your status as a current student (e.g., Intro Digital Modeling/Student) or working professional (e.g., Intro Digital Modeling/ProfDev).

Students must bring their student ID to class on the first day.

Urban Mobility Program

CCA's Urban Mobility Program offers summer courses in bike frame-building techniques.

Registration begins April 20, 2015. To register, please call the Office of Special Programs at 510.594.3710.

Customized Programs for Companies

CCA's Office of Special Programs can design customized classes/workshops to develop and strengthen employee skills within your company.

Customized programs have included

  • An Ideation Sketching class, for the design team of a national clothing and accessories retailer, scheduled Friday afternoons on our San Francisco campus
  • Software-specific workshops, for designers from a national paper products and gifts retailer, scheduled in a two-day workshop format during the week on our Oakland campus
  • Two- and three-day Sustainability Practices workshops for fashion industry professionals

In addition to developing the curriculum, we can also make arrangements for food and beverages to ensure the success of your company's offsite experience.

To discuss customized programming for your company, please contact Nina Sadek, Dean of Special Programs: 510.594.3773, nsadek@cca.edu.