Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Friday, June 8, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Left: Courtesy of Hatch Workshop. Right: Courtesy of House 9.

California College of the Arts is proud to announce Hatch Workshop and House9 as the two winning teams of the college’s annual IMPACT Award, presented by CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life. This CCA-wide competition for students, alumni, faculty, and staff provides a $25,000 award to each winning team, as well as a robust network of resources and partnerships to enable teams to complete their projects over the course of one year.

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

ActivateOpenEngagement Class, Spring 2018.

Faculty members Shalini Agrawal and Chris Treggiari received the 2018 IDEC Community Service Award from the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) for their work with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) in San Francisco. This award recognizes their work engaging the community experiencing homelessness in the Mission neighborhood to collaborate on creative placemaking solutions with their Interior Design Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio class, Activate Open Engagement, with support from the chair of Interior Design Cathrine Veikos.

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Winning CCA project in the 2018 COTE Top Ten for Students.

Two teams from CCA’s Architecture division were announced as winners in the fourth-annual Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten for Students awards. This design and ideas competition is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence and is organized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

James Voorhies to chair CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Curator and art historian James Voorhies, CCA’s current dean of Fine Arts, will fully assume the role of chair of the school’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice (CURP) on August 1, 2018. Voorhies has served as acting chair of CURP since the untimely passing of the program’s former chair, curator, and educator Leigh Markopoulos in February 2017. 

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Glenn Adamson, honorary doctorate and 2018 CCA commencement speaker

Groundbreaking visual artist Lia Cook and curator, writer, and historian Glenn Adamson will be recognized by California College of the Arts with honorary doctorate degrees at the college’s annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 on the San Francisco campus. 

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

On October 24, Furniture Program students Malachi Trent and Helen Vanleuven were celebrated for their excellent work in the wood arts as recipients of the annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Award.

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award recognizes, nourishes, and encourages talented students working in the field of contemporary craft at CCA by providing them with scholarships and showcasing their work in a special exhibition on campus. Trent and Vanleuven’s works are currently on view in an exhibition in CCA’s Nave Alcove space. 

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Rob Epstein, co-chair of CCA's Film Program

Source: Movie Maker Magazine

Out of the hundreds of bachelors and masters degree programs in the United States and Canada, we’ve chosen 40 that we believe represent the best of what higher education has to offer the film world, organized by region.

Accomplished Faculty: California College of the Arts

When a two-time Oscar-winner is the film program’s co-chair, it’s safe to assume standards are high. At this San Francisco- and Oakland-based school, documentarian Rob Epstein, who received his statuettes for The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, spearheads a team of educators that range from accomplished independent director Chris Mason Johnson (Test) to expert sound mixer Dan Olmsted and Emmy-winning Guggenheim Fellow Jack Walsh. 

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Laura Braun

Jennifer Morla established San Francisco-based Morla Design in 1984 as a multi-disciplinary studio and has worked on projects ranging from motion graphics and branding to retail environments and textiles. She  has created design programs for Levi’s, Design Within Reach and the Mexican Museum, San Francisco. Morla lectures internationally and has taught at California College of the Arts for 23 years.

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Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 by Laura Kenney

Judy Leung's Bini helmet

Judy Leung (Industrial Design 2017) has won the 2017 Industrial Designers Society of America Student Merit Award for the western district.

Each winner was chosen from among candidates at about a dozen schools in each region. The five district-level winners are invited to attend the annual IDSA International Design Conference that takes place this August in Atlanta, where they will be recognized on stage at an awards ceremony. 

This year, for the first time, the winners from all five districts are women.

Leung presented four projects for the contest, all of which she completed while she was a student at CCA.

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Neal Benezra wil receive an honorary doctorate degree from CCAView slideshow 

Neal Benezra, the Helen and Charles Schwab Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), will be recognized by California College of the Arts (CCA) with an honorary doctorate degree at its 110th commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, at Nourse Theater in San Francisco.

Benezra will deliver the commencement address to more than 400 CCA undergraduates and their families. He will also be honored at a private reception the day before.

Prior to the undergraduate ceremony, commencement exercises for students in CCA's graduate programs will be held at 10 a.m. on May 14 at Nourse Theater. CCA alumna Miwa Ikemiya (MFA Design 2012) will be the distinguished speaker.

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