The only collection of its kind at any art school in the country, the CCA Materials Library is an interdisciplinary space where students explore texture and engage imagination. Within its walls, fashion students envision constructing purses from heavy-duty conveyor belt textiles. Film students see high-performance sailcloth and imagine large-scale video projection screens. The idea is to inspire through tactile experimentation, and it's a pretty awesome place. Check out the video tour above. Many thanks to CCA alum Jake Sollins for taking us through the archive!
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Marion Anthonisen
Posted on Thursday, November 4, 2010 by Jim Norrena
California College of the Arts is collaborating with the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) (a partner of the International Design Alliance) in its Design Future: Interiors Entity initiative by hosting a regional "think tank" here at the college on the San Francisco campus this Saturday, November 6.
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 by Jim Norrena
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).
Posted on Friday, October 9, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Two California College of the Arts (CCA) Interior Design students—Breanne Bumanlag and Ginny Uyesugi—were each awarded top honors in the prestigious 2009 Angelo Donghia Foundation Senior Scholarship Award competition. The scholarship provides the students with up to $30,000 each to complete their senior year (2009–10).
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by Sarah Owens
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA), based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, awarded one of its three national scholarships to Interior Design student Ginny Uyesugi. The Keith Hooks Scholarship, a national scholarship is awarded to junior-level interior design students. It was created in 2008 in honor of the former CIDA volunteer director and founder of Hooks Design + Architecture in San Francisco (now ASD) who died that year after a long battle with cancer.
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Team California, the only competitor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon hailing from the West Coast, is out to prove that aesthetics and engineering can work together to create an amazing living space. Combining the latest developments in green technology with their own high-end craft and artisanal skills, and taking into account California’s incredible climate, the students are designing and building an 800-square-foot home that they hope will bring home first prize.
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Sarah Owens
The IIDA-NC Pioneers in Design | Honor Awards (a double-feature presentation of the International Interior Design Association Northern California) took place March 26, 2009, at the newly restored landmark Fox Theater in Oakland. The Northern California chapter is just one of IIDA's 30 chapters worldwide, comprising more than 13,000 members.
Posted on Monday, March 9, 2009 by Sarah Owens
Bruce Levin, adjunct professor in the Graduate Program in Design and the Interior Design Program, has earned a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and do research in Japan during the 2009–10 academic year. The grant is issued to U.S. scholars as part of the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program.
The Fulbright Program, proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by Senator J.
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 by Jim Norrena
As a grade-school tyke, Steven Miller's bike-riding missions were different from those of his peers. His goal was to find people who were moving into his neighborhood so he could help them arrange their furniture. "I was the weird little kid people started calling on to make their houses look amazing," says Miller with a self-deprecating laugh.