CCA Graduate Center

Opaque by day, diaphanous at night. An aluminum mesh forms an open scrim-like wall at the street’s edge for this expansion to the Graduate Studies Campus at the California College of the Arts. Effectively, the fencing becomes the façade. Behind the mesh skin stand two pre-engineered steel buildings housing sixty-eight individual artist studios, classrooms, administrative offices and exhibit spaces. The open space between the buildings forms a tree-shaded courtyard with outdoor workshops. This project is connected to the previously completed Graduate Studios project and creates a combined 50,000 square foot Graduate Studies campus.

  • Awards

  • 2009 Best New U.S. Building and Urban Design, American Architecture Awards
    2008 AIA California Council Design Awards Honor Award for Design
    2008 AIA San Francisco Design Awards

  • Press

  • SF Chronicle, March 2016
    Architecture Zone Vol. 3, H.K. Rihan Ltd., Publisher, 2010
    San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 2009
    AIA California Council 2009 Calendar, June
    California Home + Design, May 2008
    1000x Architecture of the Americas, Verlagshaus Braun Publishing, 2008
    arcCA, 08.3 2008
    San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, 2008
    Restroom: Contemporary Design
    San Francisco Magazine, February 2008
    arcCA, Q4 2007
    California Home + Design, October 2006

  • Location

  • California College of the Arts
    San Francisco, CA

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