From July 28th to August 15th, the Architecture division or the California College of the Arts hosted the 333-Summer Design Studio. This event brought together 3 leaders in the field of lightweight structures to work with students in a laboratory-like environment at CCA. Taught by Mauricio Soto, Sean Ahlquist, and Julian Lienhard, the 333 design studio focused on the computational modeling and large-scale fabrication of complex bending-active structures utilizing variegated knit textiles and composites.
Mauricio Soto and Neeraj Bathia curated the Formworks end of year exhibition at the California College of the Arts, which opened at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco in May 2014. The exhibition showcased work from more than 70 graduating architecture and interior design students. The exhibition also housed the honorary doctorate event conferred on the Pillitzer Prize winner Holland Cotter.
This exhibition displays physical models from the class Materials and Methods, taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The course introduces a process-based framework for understanding the basic technical aspects of building materials, construction and performance. The course also emphasizes the inherent interrelations of building techniques and tectonics utilized in the assessment and selection of materials and assemblies. The study of material and tectonic complexity forms the basis for exploring how to conceptually integrate the intrinsic workings and composition of building systems and evaluate their capacity to affect material and spatial performance.
Mauricio Soto-Rubio to curate the Forecasting end of year exhibition at the California College of the Arts San Francisco Campus. The exhibition will be open from May 16th to Jun 1st, 2013, and will display selected projects from undergraduate and graduate students of Architecture and Interior Design.