Architecture News

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to fifth-year Architecture students Bret Walters and Duncan Young, who received an honorable mention in the Urban Design Category of the CoARQ Competition, the top-rated international competition for architecture students, for their Atomized Library project.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Design by Christine Rode (Graphic Design)View slideshow 

Three CCA undergraduate students shared in raising over $3,000 in one night by helping to organize LifeStock, a music festival benefit that took place in Riverside, California, from July 31 to August 1. Architecture students Colin Deckner and Chris Bass designed the stage, while Graphic Design student Christine Rode designed the promotional materials.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Sustainable Skyscrapers: Vertical Ecologies and Urban Ecosystems
CCA, 2010
Paperback, 64 pages, $25

The skyscraper is architecture's ultimate icon. The term itself conjures images of seemingly impossible, awe-inspiring loft, and as a design proposition the skyscraper raises some of architecture's biggest questions. Is it possible for a sense of community to develop among inhabitants of a vertical, stratified environment? What is the essence of a slender form? This book, the latest installment in CCA's Architecture Studio Series, documents several innovative answers by CCA students and faculty. It is designed by Mike Hu and Mai Ogiva, Graphic Design undergraduates in CCA's Sputnik studio, and edited by Ila Berman (director of Architecture) and Nataly Gattegno (Architecture faculty).

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Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Alum Rommel Taylor (BArch 1999) and SFNOMA instructor [photo: Jim Norrena]

SFNOMA may sound like the newest fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco, or even a new museum, but it stands for the San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, whose first Summer Architecture Workshop 2010, targeting middle-school students, took place on CCA’s San Francisco campus July 15–17.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by Samantha Braman

You've surely heard the term "sister cities," but what does it actually mean? And here's an even tougher one: Name even one of San Francisco's sisters.

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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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