Awards and Accolades News

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA Graphic Design student Mike Hu won top honors on June 5, 2010, at the 10th Annual Portfolio Day of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. AIGA SF awarded $6,000 in scholarships to eligible students based on the overall excellence of their work, academic accomplishments, and personal statements. More than 145 students and 90 reviewers participated, and 11 enrichment scholarships, a judges' award, and the Rick Tharp Scholarship were awarded.

Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA is happy to congratulate Claudia Bernardi (Community Arts faculty) for winning the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) 2009-10 Sustainable Visions and Values Award. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization who exemplifies IBAVI's mission through extraordinary research, education, and service.

Posted on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Hong SangsooView slideshow 

Alum Hong Sangsoo’s feature film Hahaha: What Do You See in Life, Darling? received top honors in the respected Un Certain Regard award category at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Sangsoo, whose film was one of 18 in this category and the third South Korean film in the overall selection, won over such celebrated filmmakers as French director Jean-Luc Godard (Film Socialisme).

Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The end-of-year, sold-out Senior Fashion Show at California College of the Arts, a high-caliber runway presentation and capstone experience of the Fashion Design Program, took place May 7, 2010, in an over-sized, fully portable tent erected smack in front of the Nave on the San Francisco campus. (Watch the official 2010 CCA Fashion Show slideshow.)

Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations to CCA Graduate Program in Fine Arts alum George Pfau, who was just awarded The American Austrian Foundation’s Daisy Soros Prize for Fine Arts. The nonprofit, nongovernmental organization “seeks to bridge the knowledge gap by providing qualified individuals with fellowships to pursue postgraduate education in medicine, media, and culture.”

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.

Posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 by Jim Norrena

AIGA's Medal was designed by James Earle Fraser in 1920

With a towering career trajectory that boasts almost as many accolades as there were graduates at commencement, California College of the Arts Graphic Design adjunct professor Jennifer Morla recently was awarded an AIGA Medal, considered the most distinguished in the field of design.

Yet considering Morla's exceptional contributions to the design community, few here at CCA were surprised. We've come to expect good things from this talented member of the CCA faculty.

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?

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Congratulations to the students awarded
2010 Center for Art and Public Life Student Grants

Center Student Grants fund projects initiated by CCA students who are working with a community organization to use the arts, architecture, design, and writing to address issues of social justice, diversity, and community development.

This year seven student initiated projects were awarded funds with projects taking place in China, in support of Haiti, and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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