Architecture News

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Sixty participants from 20 countries around the world descended on CCA's San Francisco campus from July 12 through July 21, 2010, for the Biodynamic Structures workshop. A collaboration between CCA's Architecture Program and the London-based Architectural Association (AA) Visiting School, the workshop offered enrollees the opportunity to investigate new tools, modeling techniques, and technologies of architectural design.

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Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Territory: Architecture Beyond Environment
Wiley, 2010
Paperback, 136 pages, $40

For this special guest-edited edition of the internationally acclaimed Architectural Design series, David Gissen assembled a group of designers, historians, theorists, and geographers to examine how buildings might produce new analyses, forms, and experiences of nature. The journal contains essays and designs by several CCA faculty, including Javier Arbona, Ila Berman, Nataly Gattegno, Jason Johnson, Byron Kuth, Elizabeth Ranieri, Mitchell Schwarzer, and Craig Scott.

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Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA's San Francisco campus is home to a beautiful new permanent installation that canopies the atrium space near the Helzel Boardroom. Aortic Arc, as it has been named by its creators, just received a merit award in the 2010 AIACC Awards Program in the Small Projects Category.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Representatives from all sides of CCA’s Architecture Program took in so many awards—11 at last count—at the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) 2010 Design Awards, it was nothing short of a concrete victory! While the special awards gala, which took place May 6, honored and recognized more than 25 architecture and design firms, CCA's Architecture community spent much of the evening basking in the spotlight.

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Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Dr. Mona El Khafif, associate professor of Architecture and coordinator of URBANlab, together with adjunct professor Kory Bieg, have spent the past spring and summer working with 11 undergraduate and graduate Architecture students on what they call City/Space/Share (2010).

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Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Select CCA Architecture Studio Series titles listed here can be purchased through William Stout Architectural Books. Select individual titles for specific ordering information.

CCA & University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design
Executive Editor Balz Mueller and associate editor Mark Donohue
Paperback, 174 pages, $25

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Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Mariah Nielson (photo by Leslie Williamson)View slideshow 

Hidden among the trees atop Inverness ridge, overlooking Tomales Bay in a little-trafficked corner of west Marin County, is a secluded artist's haven. You may be familiar with the place, but you may not know it as the former home of the prominent sculptor and woodworker J. B. Blunk. Today it is the site of the J. B. Blunk Residency program, founded and directed by Blunk's daughter—and CCA alumna—Mariah Nielson (BArch 2005).

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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Can a single academic course change the world? Perhaps it can. California College of the Arts offers a seminar course as part of its Master of Architecture curriculum—Creative Integrated Project Management—that proves it is, indeed, possible.

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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) CCA chairs Julian Carter, Melinda L. de Jesús, and Tirza Latimer at the diversity conference [photo: Jim Norrena]

The “Doing ‘Diversity’: Making It or Faking It?” conference was the first-of-its-kind, all-day planning and discussion meeting devoted specifically to the issues of diversity representation and celebration here at California College of the Arts. The discussion panels laid the groundwork for the college to ratchet up its commitment to fostering greater diversity at CCA.

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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

CCA's Lisa Findley, professor and chair of the Bachelor of Architecture Program, has been invited to serve as the keynote speaker at the Practices, Processes & Politics of Indigenous Place-Making symposium in Melbourne, Australia, June 25–26, at the University of Melbourne.

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