Sustainability News

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?

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.

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by Jim Norrena

This year's exciting Bay Area lineup of Earth Day Celebration activities includes CCA noted alumna Gaby Brink (Photography 1992; Graphic Design 1995), cochair of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design (CFSD), presenting the West Coast premiere of the AIGA's Living Principles for Design on Thursday, April 22, at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco.

Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations are in order for the entire California College of the Arts Architecture community for securing a 2010 NCARB Prize, announced last week during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony held in New Orleans.

Posted on Friday, February 26, 2010 by Jim Norrena

The official opening of Showplace Triangle Plaza, in the 1200 block of 16th Street at the now cordoned-off intersection of 16th and Eighth streets, neatly positioned between Axis Café and Wolfe’s, took place on Thursday, February 25, just before noon. The event was officiated by Mayor Newsom and a bevy of additional city officials*, as well as the requisite media frenzy! (See additional photos at the CCA Snapshots page on Flickr).

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2010 by Jim Norrena

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to visit Showplace Triangle Plaza Thursday, February 25

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will hold a press event at Showplace Triangle Plaza (in front of Axis Café at 16th Street) Thursday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. (Note: Time is subject to change, so check here for updated information).

All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to drop by and show their appreciation on behalf of the college for the city-funded Showplace Triangle Plaza. Unless, of course, you're in class.

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Grace Lee

Opening reception: Friday, November 6, from 6–8 p.m.
Location: 251 Balboa Street (corner of 4th and Balboa in San Francisco's Richmond District)
Hosted by Y2Y Gallery

Non•Mart is a design studio, shop, and art show that offers a platform for exploring a more relational, less-commercial means of economic exchange. Non•Mart invites artists, designers, and the general public to participate in a dynamic trade-based alternative to traditional commerce. Non•Mart will be open November 6 through January 15, 2010.

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 by Grace Lee

This Sunday Future Action Reclamation Mob (FARM) will be one of many stops on the San Francisco Parks Trust bike tour! This is a tour for persons who love community gardens, so it's awesome they choose to see CCA's FARM site. Come out and show the tour what it means to be a FARMer.

For a full event description see the Event Calendar.

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009 by Chris Bliss

Ignoring the rain and cold, Team California held an impromtu dance party in Refract House following the announcement of their third place win in the Solar Decathlon. With the Shop Boyz blaring, students from several other teams joined in the celebration.

Earlier in the morning, emotions ran high in the main tent of the Solar Decathlon competition. There were whistles and cheers (and even a few tears) following each announcement: third place, second place, and third place in engineering. And then, finally, the overall winners:
Team California, third place

Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009 by Chris Bliss

It's cold and rainy in Washington DC today, but the heat is definitely on!

The winner of the Solar Decathlon will be named tomorrow (Friday) at 8 am EST. It's turned into a real nailbiter with only a few points separating the top four teams. Team California is currently in second place, but anything could happen with tomorrow's announcement of the engineering contest (100 points) and the net metering contest (150 points).

The Today Show will be on hand tomorrow to tape a segment on smart homes that will run the second week of November. We will keep you posted on air date and time.

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