Interior Design News

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2016 by Megan Clark

Ashley Saks (MFA 2010) & Radka Pulliam (MFA 2011) with staff of Bay Area Youth On-Air

The Center for Art and Public Life (the Center) at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2016 CCA Community-Engaged Practice Awards:

CCA will issue to each of the above an official letter of commendation, feature them in a compendium of Community-Engaged Practice honorees (to be released in fall 2016), and celebrate them in an exhibition from October 3 to 15 at CCA’s College Avenue Galleries at the Oakland campus, which will include an opening panel and reception on Wednesday, October 5.

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016 by Jim Norrena

"This Future Has a Past …" Christiane Robbins, 2016

Interior Design and Visual Studies associate professor Katherine Lambert, with her partner Christiane Robbins of the San Francisco-based Metropolitan Architecture Practice (MAP), will participate in the official program of the 16th International Venice Biennale of Architecture with the inclusion of their installation, This Future Has a Past ... .

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The Global Art Affairs Foundation (GAAF) selected Lambert's and Robbins' work in recognition of MAP's practice and the projects they have been developing.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Chris Bliss

San Francisco is known both for its rich architectural and urban history and for being a center of technological innovation.

The Architecture division at California College of the Arts (CCA) will explore the intersection of these two domains -- architectural history and digital technology -- in a three-part event January 28–30 titled Platforms: Augmented Histories of Space.

The event will focus on a range of apps, podcasts, and virtual tours that have been developed for uncovering the history of buildings and cities around the world.

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Em Meine

Data Slabs

DATA SLABS: AICAD Symposium Exhibition

Faculty members Kari Marboe and Megan Werner, with Ben Cirgin (Teaching Assistant, CCA MFA candidate)

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

To accent your couch, place two 20-inch-square pillows in a matching bold pattern in the corners. Overlap them with two 16-inch pillows in a coordinating solid color. Add one lumbar pillow with a subtle pattern (like a pinstripe) for balanced design.

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Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2015 by Rachel Walther

Steven Miller (Interior Architecture 1992)

Throughout Steven Miller’s (Interior Architecture 1992) professional design career in San Francisco -- spanning more than two decades -- he’s been satisfying his clients with innovative design solutions that are always fresh and unique, with a style that’s distinctly West Coast.

In 2014, his firm’s design was chosen as House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Year, and his gallery and fabrication space The NWBLK is partnering with a firm from New York that will enable them to expand the scale of their corporate events and gallery openings.

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Miller always had an interest in furniture and interior design. “It’s in my DNA,” he explains. “My grandfather had a furniture store in the 1940s and 1950s on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago.”

After an initial stint studying liberal arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder, “I took a semester off and went to New York for eight months. I lived in Manhattan and worked at Sam Flax Art Supply. I went to all the museums and met a lot of people working in the arts, including the cartoonist Gary Larson, who was a regular customer.”

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

At the upcoming Dwell on Design discussion, Reduce the Material Footprint: Strategies to Empower Design, architect, interior designer, and educator Amy Campos will walk the audience through a series of built and developing case studies from her practice and academic collaborations at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Jim Norrena

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CCA’s Architecture division presents FORMATIONS Summer: A series of workshops for college students, professionals, and members of the broader architectural community.

Led by CCA faculty, these one-week-long workshops expose students to innovative methods and techniques of 3D modeling, modelmaking, computational design, and digital fabrication. 

This is a great opportunity for students who would like some additional exposure to new techniques, or a refresher on certain skills before the fall semester starts.

Workshops run Monday through 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and will have access to studio space, computer labs, woodshops, and fabrication labs.

Cost & Registration

Students: $395 per workshop

Professionals: $595 per workshop

Register now at the Formations website including additional details, workshop descriptions, and additional registration information. Register soon to ensure placement.

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Kenney

IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards

CCA's Center for Art and Public Life has awarded IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards to three student-led projects aimed at solving real-world social needs within specific communities.

During the spring semester, six interdisciplinary student teams competed for three $10,000 grants to develop and actualize a socially innovative project. The IMPACT program encourages students across all disciplines to facilitate social change by applying their creative skills and implement solutions collaboratively with community partners.

The awards program supports the mission of The Center for Art and Public Life with the belief that community engagement is the cornerstone of a practice focused on changing the world.

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Jim Norrena

On Monday, March 9, members of CCA Architecture staff, faculty, and students came together on the San Francisco campus to discuss why the Black Lives Matter movement is important to its pedagogy -- and beyond -- as well as to the college’s over-arching initiative to promote diversity.

The Black Lives Matter Teach-In began with a standing-room-only presentation in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus, and was followed by an organized teach-in held in the back of the Nave.

Among the various breakout groups were meaningful discussions that addressed specific curricular issues and challenges about how architecture as a discipline can address issues related to diversity.

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