In the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, I also came across a project called Proxy, which recovers the land left behind where a highway had been. After the Central Freeway was taken down, residents petitioned the mayor to do something with a few of the vacant lots it left behind. Douglas Burnham, a local architect who runs the firm Envelope A+D, proposed Proxy: a shifting, temporary campus of modified shipping containers hosting retailers, art galleries and cafes.
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions
Paperback, 232 pages, $29.95
This book features the full array of images from the Museum of the City project by CCA Architecture faculty member David Gissen as well as an interview with Gissen and a chapter from his forthcoming book Manhattan Atmospheres.
Landscape Futures is edited by Geoff Manaugh and based on the 2011 exhibition of the same name at the Nevada Museum of Art. It explores the future of landscape studies by way of the technical intermediaries -- the instruments, devices, and architectural inventions -- through which humans have come to understand the built and natural environments.
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by Allison Byers
Lightweight School Structure for Bijagós Islands in Africa
by CCA Architecture Student Project Team
California College of the Arts architecture students are prototyping a prefabricated classroom for developing nations in the tropics.
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by Allison Byers
Gregory HURCOMB: This interdisciplinary studio looked to examine the nature of surfaces, color, light and space through the
instigation and eventual transformation of California College of the Art’s main nave space. By utilizing different
digitally and analogue driven techniques such as scripting, collage, physical modeling, photography, rendering, and
drawing, the studio sought to explore the interstices between interior design, installation, art, and architecture.
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 by Allison Byers
To support their burgeoning practice, both partners teach architecture at the California College of the Arts. Gattegno and Johnson have collaborated with various experts—material engineers, computer interface designers, and paleobiologists—as they have pursued a range of efforts: design/build projects, the prototyping of digital and electronic technologies, and beta-testing in many contexts, including a small host of gallery installations and temporary structures.
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 by Chris Bliss
It was a CCA lovefest at the AIA San Francisco Design Awards 2013 on Thursday evening, April 25.
Every year AIASF and the local architectural community gather to celebrate exceptional projects. The gala honors the best of Bay Area architectural design and recognizes achievement in a broad range of architectural work.
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013 by Allison Byers
From March 21 to 24, 2013, CCA played host to the 101st Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). Co-chaired by CCA Director of Architecture Ila Berman and Yale University's Ed Mitchell, the conference -- nicknamed ACSA 101 -- welcomed educators and professionals from across the globe to come together and discuss ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought.
ACSA is a nonprofit association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education through the support of member schools, their faculty, and students. This support involves encouraging dialogue among the diverse areas of the discipline; facilitating teaching, research, and scholarly and creative works through intra/interdisciplinary activity; articulating the critical issues forming the context of architectural education; and fostering public awareness of issues in the field.
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Allison Byers
At 23, Rosannah Sandoval is the AIA's youngest licensed architect. Currently a designer in Perkins + Will's San Francisco office, she attended Auburn and its Rural Studio program, as well as CCA. One of her recent projects at Perkins + Will, Calexico West Land Port of Entry, won a 2013 Progressive/Architecture Award from Architect magazine. AIA San Francisco reached out to Sandoval to learn more about her experiences in architecture, the challenges she has faced, and her future goals.
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Christina Linden
The 38 Harriet Street micro-studio building in San Francisco
"Sustainability" and "green building" in architecture are elusive concepts. Does a sustainable building simply support its own energy needs for the duration of its existence? Or does it also need to compensate somehow for the energy involved in its "birth" and "death" -- its initial construction and eventual demolition?
The architect and alumna Taeko-Karyn Takagi (Architecture 2002) has spent her career deeply engaged in both defining and answering such questions.
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Allison Byers
CCA Alums Rachael Yu (B.Architecture 2010) and Aaron Taylor Harvey (M.Architecture 2009) of Myriad Harbor named California Home + Design Emerging Designer award winners!