Architecture News

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Three CCA faculty members recently earned national accolades for excellence in teaching.

Linda Fleming | Sculpture

Linda Fleming received the 2016 Outstanding Educator Award from the International Sculpture Center, presented to individuals who have effectively and passionately communicated the knowledge and personal experience gained through the creation of their own work to countless numbers of students throughout their career. 

Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

“The secondary unit has the potential to create a new paradigm for density and affordability in cities,” Neeraj Bhatia, a professor at the California College of the Arts who curated an exhibit on in-law units at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association, or SPUR, told me.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 by Laura Braun

A principal designer focused on architecture namely as a craft, and inspired by urban settings and optimization, Christopher has helped Studio VARA earn a name of excellence.  Skilled at the exploration of how all disciplines are related in city design, he is the confident co-coordinator of The Urban Works Agency at the California College of the Arts, where he is also adjunct professor and urban landscape curriculum developer.

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

Student reviews drive the annual rankings on graduateprograms.com. California College of the Arts is ranked one of top Architecture Schools. And CCA students have good things to say about their experience. Here are some sample comments:

"California College of the Arts (CCA) is a great place for people in various design related fields. Their Architecture program satisfies NAAB requirements and paid internship is one of the requirements for the graduation. Thus, offering students complete skill-set required to face industry once they graduate. The faculty members at CCA are exceptionally good and have active design-research practices.

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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