Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

Bieke Depoorter, from the series I am about to call it a day, 2010–14.

San Francisco, CA — September 17, 2018 — In a collaborative partnership with four major Bay Area arts organizations, Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter has been selected to receive the prestigious 2018 Larry Sultan Photography Award. The award, granted through a partnership of California College of the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, consists of a $10,000 cash award and an artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA.

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA's Public Sediment team—which includes Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) directors and architecture faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones—has won an AIA California Merit Award in the Urban Design category, for their Unlock Alameda Creek proposal.

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Designs by (L to R): Jennifer Wang, Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong

Liam Cliff, Zewei Hong, and Jennifer Wang—three recent graduates from CCA’s fashion design program—presented their collections at the Fas

Posted on Friday, July 13, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab prototype.

Architectural Ecologies Lab (AEL) was recently recognized by Architect Magazine with a 2018 R+D Award for the Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab. This project, housed within AEL, has dedicated years of research to biofouling—the phenomenon in which surfaces placed underwater attract plankton, fish, and other sea life, which can erode structures and impair movement for vessels.

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. 

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