Architecture News

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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Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Xeromax Envelope by Future Cities Lab (Jason K Johnson and Nataly Gattegno)View slideshow 

The Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) San Francisco Global School: Biodynamic Structures is a 10-day intensive Global Visiting School workshop, hosted by California College of the Arts (CCA) from July 12–21, 2010, on CCA’s San Francisco campus.

Students in the course will explore active systems in nature, extracting logics of organization, geometry, structure, and mathematics. They will investigate biomimetic principles, then analyze, design, and fabricate prototypes that respond to electronic and environmental stimuli.

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Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Last year Architecture Director Ila Berman and associate professor Mona El Khafif worked with Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish to design their book URBANbuild local global. The result? It was honored in the 2010 “AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers” competition, which chronicles the year's most outstanding book-design solutions—inside and out.

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Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 by Jim Norrena

MIN | DAY's West Lake Okoboji, Iowa, an ACSA Faculty Design Award winner

The Architecture faculty at California College of the Arts has more than its share of industry-renowned awards, but what’s a couple more to further illustrate why this program is among the best?

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Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Representative work: (l to r) Mark Horton / Architecture, Kuth/Ranieri Architects, Pfau Long Architecture

Three accomplished members of the college’s esteemed Architecture community were recently honored as admits to the AIA’s (American Institute of Architecture) College of Fellows:

Mark G. Horton
Elizabeth Ranieri
Peter W. Pfau

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Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA’s Sandra Vivanco, an associate professor of Architecture and Diversity Studies and principal of the San Francisco-based firm A+D, Architecture + Design (named in 2009 by California Home + Design magazine as one of its “10 Architects to Watch”), will have a recent project featured on Spanish-language Channel 14’s ¡Al Despertar! program Tuesday, April 27, from 6–7 a.m. (See complete details.)

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Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by Sarah Owens

A Silent Hand of Comfort: Architecture’s Role in Grief by Monica Ty, 2010

Representative works from 32 California College of the Arts graduates of the Master of Architecture Program will be showcased during the Master of Architecture Thesis Exhibition, which runs May 6–15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage on the San Francisco campus. An opening reception is scheduled for May 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Chris Bliss

QB3 Director Regis Kelly, Jack Wadsworth, and CCA President Stephen Beal View slideshow 

It lies just across the railroad tracks from the California College of the Arts San Francisco campus, yet it seems like a world away. UCSF’s Mission Bay campus is a sprawling complex with thousands of scientists working on complex projects that are too esoteric for our community of artists, architects, designers, and writers. Or so we thought.

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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.

Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations are in order for the entire California College of the Arts Architecture community for securing a 2010 NCARB Prize, announced last week during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony held in New Orleans.

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