Sustainability News

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Representatives from all sides of CCA’s Architecture Program took in so many awards—11 at last count—at the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) 2010 Design Awards, it was nothing short of a concrete victory! While the special awards gala, which took place May 6, honored and recognized more than 25 architecture and design firms, CCA's Architecture community spent much of the evening basking in the spotlight.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Alpcas are the source of Jeanette Peters' awarded machine-knit menswear design

Congratulations to recent California College of the Arts alumna Jeannette Peters (BFA Fashion Design 2010) who placed first in the seventh annual Fiber to Fashion Student Design Competition, presented by the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association (AOBA). Sponsored by Fashion Design faculty member Lynda Grose, Peters’ winning project—a line of machine-knit alpaca-fiber menswear.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Last year BusinessWeek magazine ranked alumna Caroline Lu (MFA Design 2008) among the “twenty-one people who will change business." The industry-leading magazine also distinguished California College of the Arts as one of the “world’s best design schools,” for its commitment to a cross-disciplinary curriculum that "defies inclinations and shatters silos."

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Posted on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Can a single academic course change the world? Perhaps it can. California College of the Arts offers a seminar course as part of its Master of Architecture curriculum—Creative Integrated Project Management—that proves it is, indeed, possible.

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Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2010 by Samantha Braman

If life finds you strolling through the streets of New York this summer, you might notice people hanging plants from fences, scaffolds . . . almost anywhere. The Woolly Bunch Takes NYC is just one of many initiatives led by Miguel Nelson (MFA 2002) and his company Woolly Pocket to spread passion for the art of gardening.

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Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA is happy to congratulate Claudia Bernardi (Community Arts faculty) for winning the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) 2009-10 Sustainable Visions and Values Award. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization who exemplifies IBAVI's mission through extraordinary research, education, and service.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

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.)

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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.

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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?

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Posted on Monday, April 12, 2010 by Chris Bliss

She has been hailed as a genius, and she has been criticized as a fierce ideologue and “food Calvinist” for her unbending commitment to using only local, organic ingredients. Alice Waters⎯chef, author, and proprietor of the legendary restaurant Chez Panisse⎯has changed not only how we eat but also how we think about food and the way it is produced.

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