Architecture News

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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Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The official opening of Showplace Triangle Plaza, in the 1200 block of 16th Street at the now cordoned-off intersection of 16th and Eighth streets, neatly positioned between Axis Café and Wolfe’s, took place on Thursday, February 25, just before noon. The event was officiated by Mayor Newsom and a bevy of additional city officials*, as well as the requisite media frenzy! (See additional photos at the CCA Snapshots page on Flickr).

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Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Jim Norrena

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to visit Showplace Triangle Plaza Thursday, February 25

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will hold a press event at Showplace Triangle Plaza (in front of Axis Café at 16th Street) Thursday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. (Note: Time is subject to change, so check here for updated information).

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to drop by and show their appreciation on behalf of the college for the city-funded Showplace Triangle Plaza. Unless, of course, you're in class.

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