The Design Innovation prize was awarded to Haworth for its development of Bluescape technology, an interactive touchscreen wall. The Design for Humanity award went to Judith Heerwagen for her pioneering research in biophilia, which examines how building and workplace design influence organizational effectiveness. Architect Amy Campos of California College of the Arts in San Francisco took home the Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit Award for her professional accomplishments, innovative teaching methods, and successful interior design practice.
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Laura Braun
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by Lindsey Westbrook
Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice
Routledge, 280 pages, $49.95
The architect Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) has long been considered one of the major modern architects of the 20th century in Brazil. But her major writings on architecture have not been translated, and are not well known. This book contains the first English-language translation of Propeadeutic Contribution to the Teaching of Architecture Theory, a seminal text from 1957. It is arguably the first published writing on architecture theory by a practicing woman architect.
Accompanying the translation is an introductory essay by Interior Design Program chair Cathrine Veikos that interprets Bo Bardi’s text as a critical and constructive theory of architecture built from a collection of textual and visual artifacts.
The translation contextualizes Bo Bardi’s work theoretically, taking into account the specific historical sources and contemporaneous discourses from which it draws. With comparisons to other important architectural pedagogies and theoretical texts of the period, it is also an inquiry into the nature of architecture history and theory, its role in education and its relation to practice.
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Posted on Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Laura Braun
Amy Campos is the founder of San Francisco-based Amy Campos Architect (ACA), an interdisciplinary architecture and design firm that views every project as an opportunity to improve the way we work, live and play. Her innovative approach to interior design has proven successful in her practice and in the classroom. Campos has taught architecture, urban design and interior design at several prestigious design institutions and is currently an assistant professor at the California College of the Arts.
Posted on Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Allison Byers
"I studied Interior Architecture and Design at California College of the Arts in S.F. The talent around me pushed me to explore all aspects of art and studying in a creative field. A lot of what I learned at CCA in terms of collaboration of talents, I try to use in my everyday practice."
Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by Allison Byers
Technology is another theme in interior design education—working with, and working around it to create comfortable, smart environments for every activity. California College of the Arts (CCA), for example, recently started to offer courses such as Digital Design Technologies for students in their Master of Advanced Architectural Design program. And it’s not just existing schools updating their curriculum to keep pace with today’s world.
Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Allison Byers
Like her peers, Cathrine Veikos, chair of the interior design department at California College of the Arts (CCA), says students seek the ability to work with other disciplines—to engage lighting, acoustics, communication and interaction, exhibition and display.
Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Allison Byers
San Francisco is one of four cities where the ACC, a nonprofit in Minneapolis, annually holds events. "The Bay Area is home to many of the most influential and innovative artists, organizations and patrons of contemporary craft," says the ACC's Diamond.
"Combined with a significant history in craft education with schools such as California College of the Arts, the Bay Area plays an undeniable leading role in the ongoing story of American craft."
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 by Allison Byers
The cardinal rule of home buying is "location, location, location." But it can also apply to educational institutions.
"Any college or university takes much of its character from its location," says Stephen Beal, president of California College of the Arts. "An increasing part of a student's education isn't just about what's happening in the classroom, but also outside of it."
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2013 by Jim Norrena
CCA's booth at Maker Faire received two Make magazine editor's choice awards
Ever since the college was founded in 1907, making art has defined what we do at California College of the Arts -- both what we create and how we create it.
Today we have a new challenge to how we create art. The Bay Area has become a vast melting pot of innovation driven by the demands of technology-reliant and design-savvy enthusiasts.
We live in the innovation corridor -- a unique stomping grounds where the doers and makers are integrating time-honored principles of craft into the ever-changing technological landscape.