Center for Art + Public Life Announces Two Winners of the $25,000 IMPACT Award for 2018

Left: Courtesy of Hatch Workshop. Right: Courtesy of House 9.Left: Courtesy of Hatch Workshop. Right: Courtesy of House 9.

California College of the Arts is proud to announce Hatch Workshop and House9 as the two winning teams of the college’s annual IMPACT Award, presented by CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life. This CCA-wide competition for students, alumni, faculty, and staff provides a $25,000 award to each winning team, as well as a robust network of resources and partnerships to enable teams to complete their projects over the course of one year. Jurors for the 2018 IMPACT Award included Chuck Collins, Lydia So, Maria Jenson, Vallie Brown, and Neal J. Schwartz, CCA associate professor of Architecture. The 2018 IMPACT Award is generously supported by Thurlow Washam, Werner & Eveline Schnorf, and the IMPACT Fund.

Each year, the IMPACT Award focuses on a specific concept to directly address a pressing social or environmental challenge. This year’s theme, Home: Creative Thinking in Affordable and Sustainable Living Environments for Artists & Designers, seeks solutions to affordable housing issues faced by creative professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. While Hatch Workshop and House9 offer distinctly different approaches, they both offer promising results with lasting environmental and social impact.

Center for Art + Public Life Director JD Beltran observed, “The selection acknowledges the work and ingenuity of these two incredibly talented teams. We hope that this award will not only augment their creative practices in developing solutions that have lasting impact, but will also serve as a platform to connect the work of the CCA creative community in this field to a wider audience.”

To read the full press release with descriptions of the winning projects, click here