Architecture News

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce Keith Krumwiede as its new Dean of Architecture.

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce Keith Krumwiede as its new Dean of Architecture beginning August 2018. Krumwiede joins CCA from the American Academy in Rome, where he is currently an Arnold W. Brunner/Katherine Edwards Gordon Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. Previously, he served as the Director of Graduate Architecture Programs from 2012–2017 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Assistant Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University from 2004–2012, where he was awarded the King-lui Wu Teaching Award.

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

ActivateOpenEngagement Class, Spring 2018.

Faculty members Shalini Agrawal and Chris Treggiari received the 2018 IDEC Community Service Award from the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) for their work with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) in San Francisco. This award recognizes their work engaging the community experiencing homelessness in the Mission neighborhood to collaborate on creative placemaking solutions with their Interior Design Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio class, Activate Open Engagement, with support from the chair of Interior Design Cathrine Veikos.

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Winning CCA project in the 2018 COTE Top Ten for Students.

Two teams from CCA’s Architecture division were announced as winners in the fourth-annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students awards. This design and ideas competition is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence and is organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA Commencement Exhibition 2017.

This May, California College of the Arts (CCA) presents its annual Commencement Exhibition—an expansive and interdisciplinary showcase of work by graduating students across all disciplines on the college’s San Francisco campus. Including works by both undergraduates and graduates, the exhibition will feature architecture, design, fine art, screenings of works by students in the college’s Film program, and a reading room where the audience can preview written works ranging from novels to poetry to comics and more.

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Studio Gang rendering of CCA new, expanded campus. Photo Courtesy of Studio Gang.

During a public lecture at CCA on March 26, Jeanne Gang—the MacArthur Award–winning architect spearheading the design of the new, expanded campus—shared some early renderings of the project.

A flexible plan will seed organic interactions between programs; a vibrant indoor/outdoor design will create welcoming green space and places for the community to gather (as pictured above); and new buildings will harness the power of renewable energy, natural light, and rainwater. For more information on the project, check out CCA’s website here

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Students and faculty from our Architecture department are tackling the trending environmental issue of rising tides in the Bay Area in the Resilient by Design challenge (you may have read about it on the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle).

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

CCA recently launched its latest issue of Glance, our bi-annual magazine showcasing the incredible work being done at our college and by our community. This fall, the issue focused on our planned unification and expansion in San Francisco. 

Read an excerpt below. The magazine can also be found online here.

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

A Project by CCA's Center for Art + Public Life

Last week, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) awarded members of the CCA community for their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through design. 

CCA's Center for Art + Public Life and Architecture Professor Sandra Vivanco were awarded for excellence in advancing architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research + service.

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Confetti Urbanism by Clark Thenhaus

Assistant Professor in Architecture at CCA Clark Thenhaus is the winner of the 2017 A/N Best Public Landscape award for his work Confetti Urbanism in CCA’s Back Lot.  The work shapes the vast outdoor space of the Lot with painted discs, ribbons, and bands that cue visitors to move, stand and look in particular ways. 

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Design Intelligence 2017 Survey of Top 20 Interior Design Programs in the Country

Design Intelligence asked those hiring in the interior design community across the nation to name the top 20 programs "best preparing students for a future in the profession." CCA's Interior Program made the cut. 

To read more about our program click here

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