Architecture News

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

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

CCA's Back Lot

CCA's new exhibition Designing Material Innovation was featured on architecture news website Archinect

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

The Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab, Featured in CCA's New Designing Material Innovation Exhibition

An outdoor exhibition featuring five original and site-specific architecture structures and pavilions opened in the sprawling Back Lot of the California College of the Arts (CCA) on September 28, 2017. Each work uses material and form in ways that have rarely been seen before, from concrete that has been transformed into thin, screen-like walls to a 2000-pound sculpture that can be moved with ease.

Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

CCA Alumnus Mason St. Peter

Mason St. Peter graduated from the California College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2004. Since then he became a co-founder and co-owner of Outer Sunset's General Store and the architect behind a multitude of stunning masterpieces around the Bay Area, including this transformation of old horse barn and more