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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

BAMscape, an installation created by CCA Architecture associate professor Thom Faulders for the central atrium of the Berkeley Art Museum, is an 1,550-square-foot sculpture/furniture/stage that invites direct physical interaction, with undulating curves for people to relax against and multiple electric outlets for plugging in laptops. Museum visitors, students, art lovers, and performance attendees are all invited to make themselves at ease here; even sitting with your coffee is OK, as it has been designed to withstand spills.

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Patricia Moore, dressed as a woman in her 80sView slideshow 

Different is the new "normal."

Or, more precisely: There never was a normal, and different isn't new. It's taken a while for the rest of the world to realize it, but industrial designer Patricia Moore has known this for decades and has forged a career out of what is now called Universal Design.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Michael Chang's massing model I (final onsite model)View slideshow 

This past summer, as part of the Architecture curriculum, Urban Studio 3 students took a field trip to New York to study one of the many vast metropolises of the United States—Manhattan!

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Award-winning Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish designed the marketing pieces for An Evening with David Sedaris

California College of the Arts saw countless events and happenings during 2009, yet one event in particular stands out for its remarkable success: An Evening with David Sedaris. CCA's benefit for scholarships, which attracted more than 2,000 attendees to the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, October 29, raised more than $150,000 for students in need—a whopping 50 percent above the goal!

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 by Sarah Owens

IwamotoScott Architecture's tower design (part of the revitalize Lower Manhattan project, commissioned by Downtown Alliance) View slideshow 

CCA Architecture associate professor and coprincipal of IwamotoScott Architecture Craig Scott is among several architecture firms commissioned by the Alliance for Downtown New York to plan for the transformation of the Greenwich South section of Lower Manhattan. The plan entails new, innovative multiuse developments and greater optimization of the existing structures and public areas.

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009 by Jim Norrena

2009 NEA fellowship awardee Aimee PhanView slideshow 

CCA Writing and Literature chair and assistant professor Aimee Phan, also an assistant professor in the college’s MFA Program in Writing, has been awarded a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 2010 Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Amy Sarabi's CCA senior collection 2007 (photo by Arun Nevader)View slideshow 

CCA 2007 Fashion Design alumna Amy Sarabi has been chosen to compete in Season 7 of Project Runway, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum and fashionista Tim Gunn. In this highly competitive hit series, 16 designers battle for three coveted runway shows during New York Fashion Week and a chance to launch their fashion careers.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Chris Bliss

President Stephen Beal and Yang Li, director of CAFA's Executive Committee (photo: Jim Norrena)

Building on relationships established by President Stephen Beal in visits to China last year, representatives from Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts visited CCA's San Francisco campus in early December. The visit culminated with Yang Li, director of CAFA's Executive Committee, and Stephen Beal signing a faculty and student exchange agreement.

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Professor Opal Palmer Adisa teaches in CCA's MFA Program in Writing and Diversity Studies ProgramView slideshow 

CCA MFA Program in Writing and Diversity Studies professor Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD has been accepted to partake in the inaugural El Gouna Writers' Residency program this June, where she will join five additional invited writers from different countries and cultures.

The program is scheduled to host three one-month sessions a year during the months of February, May, and June in 2010.

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