SAN FRANCISCO—The California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco is looking to revamp their educational facilities. In June 2015, the school began its first phase of work by planning to let go of the Oakland campus and consolidating the two campuses into one in San Francisco.
As CCA plans for moving Oakland’s academic programs to San Francisco, plans for the expansion of the San Francisco campus are forming. As an art school, the new design of the building has been a hot topic. The school recently announced three architecture firms in the running to design the new space out of the 75 plus firms nominated. The three firms on the shortlist for the design of the new CCA campus include: Michael Maltzan Architecture, Studio Gang, and Allied Works.
Michael Maltzan Architecture, based in Los Angeles, designed the apartment complex “One Santa Fe” in the arts district of Los Angeles in 2014. Maltzan was also part of the team who designed Los Angeles’ new Sixth Street Viaduct, looking to be completed in 2019.
Studio Gang, based in New York and Chicago, recently designed the North Residential Commons at the University of Chicago campus.
Allied Works has offices in New York and Portland, and recently restored and remodeled the downtown Portland building which once housed the Oregonian newspaper.
After all three firms present their plans to the public, the last one being scheduled on November 1, the architectural advisory group will make a recommendation to CCA during the month of November.