Interior Design News

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 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Design Intelligence 2017 Survey of Top 20 Interior Design Programs in the Country

Design Intelligence asked those hiring in the interior design community across the nation to name the top 20 programs "best preparing students for a future in the profession." CCA's Interior Program made the cut. 

To read more about our program click here

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Laura Braun

One group investigating the possibilities is located in the San Francisco Bay area. Buoyant Ecologies is a project created by three architects who are also on the faculty of the California College of the Arts (CCA), Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones. 

Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017 by Chris Bliss

The Architecture division at California College of the Arts (CCA) has organized a stellar series of lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and other public programs for spring 2017.

Asian Architecture Today Lecture Series 

The Architecture division at CCA has partnered with the Asian Art Museum to plan a set of three lectures by leading Asian and Asian diaspora architects. The Asian Architecture Today miniseries features talks by

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Ryan Golenberg (left) and Sean Canty

Among the five finalists for the 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program is a new collective cofounded by alumni Ryan Golenberg (BArch 2009) and Sean Canty (BArch 2010) and their colleague Stephanie Lin, Office of III

The competition is sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and MoMA PS1, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Queens. The winning architects, chosen in February 2017, will design a project to be installed in MoMA PS1’s courtyard next summer.

According to MoMA PS1’s website, “The Young Architects Program is committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation that provides shade, seating, and water.

"The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling.” 

Golenberg and Canty were interviewed for the spring 2016 issue of Glance, CCA’s magazine.

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Chris Bliss

CCA's San Francisco campus entrance

California College of the Arts (CCA) has selected Studio Gang to design an expanded art and design college campus in San Francisco. The decision follows an international architect search and a two-year planning process to address the future of the college.

In collaboration with Studio Gang over the next five years, the college aims to create a campus that will be a model of sustainable construction and practice and will unite the college’s 2,000 students, 600 faculty members, 250 staff members, and 34 academic programs in San Francisco.

At a special meeting on November 15, CCA’s Board of Trustees enthusiastically supported the architect selection advisory group’s recommendation of Studio Gang from among the three short-listed firms announced in October. The other firms were Allied Works and Michael Maltzan Architects.

Posted on Friday, October 7, 2016 by Chris Bliss

Architecture professors Jason Kelly Johnson (left) and Andrew Kudless, codirectors of CCA's Digital Craft LabView slideshow 

If you want to know what the future of architecture might look like, head upstairs from the library in CCA’s main San Francisco campus building to the Digital Craft Lab.

There are no doors or frosted windows, just a simple sign and small exhibition space to greet students, faculty, and any visitors who might wander in.

Last May, a few weeks before the end of the semester, the lab was buzzing with activity as students worked surrounded by a mix of analog and digital tools: laptops, 3-D printers, and the KUKA robotic arm hummed alongside hammers, bags of plaster, and molds. Oddly shaped plaster pieces piled up on worktables and spilled onto the floor. How is this the future of architecture?

Posted on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Laura Braun

Irene Cheng

Architecture and Interior Design assistant professor Irene Cheng’s workday doesn’t end when she leaves campus. For starters, she’s a historian, critic, author, and designer.

A founder of the multidisciplinary design firm Cheng+Snyder, Cheng’s work has been featured internationally in Metropolis, Architectural Record, the New York Times, and the 2012 Venice Biennale. Even her own home was recently the subject of a Dwell feature.

Alongside David Gissen, Cheng also codirects the Experimental History Project -- a platform that explores experimental work in architectural history. Despite her many hats, Cheng radiates passion for each and every one of her projects.

That’s why she’s our latest faculty in the spotlight.

Posted on Thursday, September 8, 2016 by Chris Bliss

New Architecture faculty Iñaqui Carnicero and Lorena del Río

California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to welcome new tenure-track faculty, visiting faculty, dean of Fine Arts, and program chairs for the academic year 2016–17.

New Tenure-Track Faculty

Meghana Bisineer joins the Animation faculty. She comes to CCA from the University of Portsmouth, UK, where she was teaching in the School of Creative Technologies. Her film Dog won the East West Arts Award for Animation in 2014 (London). She holds an MA in animation from the Royal College of Art in London.

The Architecture division welcomes three new tenure-track faculty members: Lorena del Rio, Janette Kim, and Clark Thenhaus.

Lorena del Río holds a master of architecture from Escuela Téchnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, where she is currently pursuing her PhD. Her research concentrates on materiality in architecture. She has taught at Cornell University and is the cofounder of RICA*Studio, a design practice based in Madrid and New York.

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.