Architecture News

Posted on Friday, February 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

It sounds like a big responsibility, but Ganim’s budding cyborgs were guided and assisted by KidMob’s crew, which included a volunteer prostheticist and a group of passionate graduate students from California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

KIDMob usually works on projects on a community scale—Ganim said this summer they worked to build a youth hub with students in the Philippines. But with support from organizations including Autodesk, the Helping Hands Foundation, and California College of the Arts that donated computers, 3D scanners and other hardware, they were able to host their second Superhero Cyborgs event in the Bay Area with a small group of individuals.

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Laura Braun

In compiling the Architecture School Rankings, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2017 architecture student earning his graduate degree from Cornell University wrote: “The program at Cornell is truly a unique experience. Being in Ithaca, NY offers a monastic setting to delve into your studies whole-heartedly. The faculty is very involved and with a high ratio of faculty to students, it is very personal; this being furthered by the small class size. The facilities are like nowhere else and I am very gratefuly for my time here.” 

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Intrigued by the intersection of tech and maker culture in the Bay Area, Marcus moved in 2013 to become an assistant professor at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. He encourages his students to have a pragmatic approach to design. “I often say to students, ‘OK, you can model it, but how do you make it?’ ” he explains. “For me, it’s about how computation can be leveraged to further architectural, social, or programmatic goals.”

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Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Chris Bliss

San Francisco is known both for its rich architectural and urban history and for being a center of technological innovation.

The Architecture division at California College of the Arts (CCA) will explore the intersection of these two domains -- architectural history and digital technology -- in a three-part event January 28–30 titled Platforms: Augmented Histories of Space.

The event will focus on a range of apps, podcasts, and virtual tours that have been developed for uncovering the history of buildings and cities around the world.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lee’s own introduction to this lineage was at California College of the Arts (at that time, California College of Arts and Crafts, or CCAC), where he studied in the early ’90s with Suzanne Lacy, a performance artist and pioneer of socially engaged art. Lacy had been a student of Allen Kaprow, who is credited with inventing the Happening.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Perched high above Silicon Valley, this sprawling Los Gatos home literally emerged from the flames.

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Posted on Friday, December 4, 2015 by Laura Braun

“I got super friendly with manila folders and binder clips,” recalls Rachael, then using her maiden name of Yu. Next thing she knew, she was the proud 50 percent owner of a two-unit residential building at the very end of an infamous SoMa alleyway. (It’s the site of an annual bacchanal that makes the Folsom Street Fair look like a church revival.) That was 2007, and in addition to her studious pursuit of real estate knowledge, the lifelong San Francisco resident was a second-year student of architecture at California College of the Arts.

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Welcome to awards season 2015, when we at Curbed will be profiling the best people in the design biz, nominated by you and juried by the staff editors. We just kicked off the week with an intro to our Young Guns winners, who will be profiled all week long here on Curbed; and now, some details on our first-ever class of Groundbreakers.

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Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

That's not to say that all of their work is (or will ever be) built. Perhaps because they both have one foot in academia—she is an architecture professor at University of California at Berkeley, he holds the same title at California College of the Arts in San Francisco—they have a healthy number of entries in purely intellectual design challenges.

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