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Architecture Lecture Series

Monday, April 21, 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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LCLA operates at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism, oriented toward new forms of engagement with the public realm through territorial operations. It was founded in 2011 by Luis Callejas, and today operates out of offices in Medellín, Colombia, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Having obtained diverse recognition in multiple public space design competitions, Callejas was awarded the Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects in 2013 and was selected as one of the world’s 10 best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010.

In 2010, Callejas, together with Edgar Mazo and Sebastian Mejia as Paisajes Emergentes, completed the aquatic centre for the XI South American games, a 20,000-square-meter open-air complex of swimming pools and public space in Medellin, Colombia.

In 2011 Callejas, in association with E Mazo, S. Mejia, and Manuel Villa, completed the renovation of El Campin, the main soccer stadium in Colombia for the 2012 sub20 world cup. Both projects were commissioned through open international competitions.

Callejas is the author of Pamphlet Architecture 33 (Princeton Architectural Press). The competition for PA33 asked previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today.

Callejas is a faculty member of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he teaches graduate-level design studios and seminars as part of the landscape architecture department.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Andreas & Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Group i.

Presented as part of the ENGAGE at CCA curricular initiative

Friday, April 25, 5:30–7:00 pm

Goodwill's Atrium | 1500 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA

Free and open to the public
More info: Amy Campos, or Lynda Grose,

Presented as part of the Center for Art and Public Life's ENGAGE at CCA curricular initiative, we're pleased to present an exhibition and celebration of the work of CCA's students enrolled in ENGAGE: Rebranding Sustainability, an interdisciplinary course in partnership with San Francisco Goodwill.

Showcased work reflects the efforts of student from the Animation, Architecture, Furniture, Illustration, and Industrial Design Programs.

Students produced replicable product protoypes using Goodwill's excess material (resin-impregnated knit furniture, colored rubber landscapes for plants and animals, wax-dipped fabric shelving, lead remeditating plant baskets, topographic tables, animated films, fabric acoustical wall tiles, and striated soft foam walls).

Learn more by visiting the course process blog »

April 30–May 4

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Formworks Exhibition Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m. (Perry Family Event Center, 350 Kansas Street)
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Please join us for the CCA Architecture final reviews the graduation exhibition, Formworks (May 15-17), as we celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the 2013–14 academic year.

Formworks: Graduation Exhibition

May 15-17

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Graduate & Undergraduate Final Projects: Final Reviews

Wednesday, April 30

4-9 p.m.        

Interior Design Studio 4 Reviews (Amy Campos)

Thursday, May 1

Noon-3 p.m.

Interior Design Studio 2 Reviews (Cathrine Veikos)
Interior Design Materiality & Space 4 Reviews (Jessica Lisagor)

4-9 p.m.  

Interior Design & Architecture Form + Space Reviews (Margo Majewska)
Interior Design Materiality & Space 2 Reviews (Michelle Chang)
Interior Design Advanced Studio (Katherine Lambert)

Friday, May 2

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

BArch Studio 2 Reviews
Recreation-Research-Cultural Center (Matthew Hutchinson, Ines Lejarraga, T. Jason Anderson, Eric Bloom, Lian Eoyang)

2-7 p.m.         

BArch Studio 4 Reviews
Intergenerational Housing (Antje Steinmuller, Chris Roach, Randolph Ruiz, Brian Price)

MArch Studio 2 Reviews (Douglas Burnham, Craig Scott)

Saturday, May 3

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Advanced Studio Reviews

  • Pop-Up Puppet Theatre (Neal Schwartz, Christopher Haas)
  • Wild & Domestic (Andrew Kudless)
  • Rewiring Territories // The Petropolis of Tomorrow (Neeraj Bhatia)
  • STITCHLINK NINGBO: Architecture in the Ancient Modern Eco-City (Lisa Findley, Peter Anderson)
  • Fringe City (Sandra Vivanco, David Fletcher)

CBD Studio Reviews

  • EXPO 2015 (Mauricio Soto)
  • Architecture in the Making: Inside the Creative Kitchen (Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones)

6-7:30 p.m.

Architecture Division Book Awards (Timken Lecture Hall)

7:30-9 p.m.

Book Awards Reception (Timken Reception Area)

Sunday, May 4

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

MArch Thesis Reviews

San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin Streets) | The Nave

  • Lightness (Chris Falliers)
  • Versatility (Thom Faulders)
  • Artificiality (Nataly Gattegno, Irene Cheng)






May 15–20

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Thurs., May 15, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1224 or 510.658.3176

The best work of CCA's graduating students, featuring works in all media, from painting to sculpture, photography, design, and more.

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Please note: On Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.

May 15–24

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9214

The best work of CCA's graduating students, featuring works in all media.

Formworks: Architecture Thesis Exhibition (Note: off-campus location)
MFA Thesis Exhibition ("MFA Show")
Graduate Program in Design Thesis Exhibition


Please note on Thursday, May 15, the exhibition does not open to the public until the reception begins at 6 p.m.

More info: Graduate Thesis Exhibitions website

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