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From student spotlights and faculty stories to recent media coverage and current events, catch up on what’s new.

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Architecture schools are designing material innovation

Designing Material Innovation, an outdoor exhibition at CCA, hypothesizes a future with radically different notions of material, fabrication, and design.



Interior design junior wins major scholarship

CCA interior design junior Antonia Widodo awarded $30,000 from the Angelo Donghia Foundation.
Portrait of Antonia Widodo, CCA Interior Design junior.


Design division welcomes two new chairs

Two new chairs join CCA's Design division, Erin Malone, Chair of Interaction Design and Sara Fenske Bahat, Chair of MBA in Design Strategy.

A faculty member trying out a student project.

Media coverage / Aug. 9, 2018

Alumna designs food for the future

San Francisco Chronicle reports on food designer Yunwen Ten's recent exhibition at California Academy of Sciences.
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Steven Miller: Designing Tomorrow at The NWBLK

Steven Miller (BFA Interior Design 1992) shares what initially drew him to interior design and what it's like to start your own studio.

NWBLK Gallery, San Francisco


Graphic Design Students Create BART Etiquette Posters

Graphic design students work with BART to encourage better rider etiquette.
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A decade of design strategy at CCA

We celebrated a decade of the Design Strategy MBA program at CCA with a day spotlighting speeches and presentations from some of the talented people responsible for molding the program into what it is today.


Changing careers to become an interaction designer

MDes alum Karen Chan helps people build better relationships with their money as senior product designer at Capital One.
Karen Chan, MDes in Interaction Design alum


Should I get an MFA in Design?

Second-year MFA in Design candidate Winston Struye answers prospective students’ most urgent question.

Should I get an MFA in Design?


Interrogating boundaries: hybrid practices in MFA Design

Five examples of how collaborative, multidisciplinary design can unlock new possibilities in unlikely places.
IF/THEN, San Pablo Avenue Ramble, 2019


Alum spotlight: Designer and educator Kristine Yuen

Kristine Yuen (MDes Interaction Design 2016) reflects on her user-centric design approach and motivation to mentor aspiring young designers.

Kristine Yuen presenting at SF Design Week 2019.


The 2020–2021 Design Lecture Series

Saraleah Fordyce reflects on the key takeaways from fall 2020 lectures and gives a preview of the guests to look forward to this spring

Adeola Enigbokan, Audrey Liu, Jomo Tariku, and Beth Esponnette


Alum spotlight: Reimagining health care with social impact designer Megan Moyer

Megan Moyer (MBA Design Strategy 2015) uses DMBA frameworks to help reimagine care in the 21st century and humanize a highly regulated industry.
A headshot of Megan Moyer smiling into the camera.


CCA is designated a Voter Friendly Campus

A group of students, faculty, and staff found creative ways to encourage our community to vote during an entirely remote semester.

Jaime Austin holds two artworks up to the windows at the CCA Hubbell Street Galleries for the CCA@CCA artwork campaign.


How architectural design can improve social equity

Today, thought leaders in the field are approaching architectural design with an eye not only to aesthetics and environmental sustainability, but also to social equity.

Drawing of people of all ages and ethnicities gathering for picnics and barbecues in a green space surrounded by houses.


CCA wins San Francisco Design Week award

CCA’s new webpage on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) shares how our community cultivates impact and action.


Media coverage / Sept. 27, 2018

Alumni-founded design studio champions local production

Dezeen reports on Yield cofounders Andrew Deming (MBA design strategy) and Rachel Grant (BFA industrial design) and their launch of US-made furniture and household goods.
Ceramic pitcher by Yield

Press release / May 11, 2018

Fashion Experience 2018 debuts 11 collections by CCA emerging designers

Works presented through a fashion show and installation at SOMArts.
Fashion Experience 2018, models in an checkered installation


Interview with alumnus and designer, Mason St. Peter

Minimalist in his designs and, it turns out, in conversation, Mason St. Peter describes his style in one word: functional.


DMBA alumna employs design strategy to launch musicians

When Vinitha Watson (MBA Design Strategy 2010; now a trustee) first enrolled at CCA’s DMBA program, she wasn’t sure what would come of it.
Vinitha Watson (headshot)

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