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 Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena
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
Peter W. Pfau
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena
CCA’s Sandra Vivanco, an associate professor of Architecture and Diversity Studies and principal of the San Francisco-based firm A+D, Architecture + Design (named in 2009 by California Home + Design magazine as one of its “10 Architects to Watch”), will have a recent project featured on Spanish-language Channel 14’s ¡Al Despertar! program Tuesday, April 27, from 6–7 a.m. (See complete details.)
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 by Chris Bliss
CCA visiting faculty member Amy Franceschini is the recipient of a prestigious 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. Last week the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation released the results of its eighty-sixth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Franceschini’s Fellowship was awarded in the creative arts category, with fine arts as the designated field of study.
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena
It’s not every day you hear the words “guerrilla” and “beauty” used together, although that’s exactly what happened when California College of the Arts Interior Design senior Jinney Kho’s Guerrilla Beauty School recently earned her a scholarship award issued by the Northern California Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).