Architecture News

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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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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