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06

Dec

Cass Calder Smith/CCS Architecture Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Design Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK

CCS Architecture has been designing buildings and interiors for twenty five years. The diverse range of work extends to over 100 restaurants, more than 50 residences, and numerous retail, commercial, and cultural projects. With design excellence as the standard, CCS has won awards of all kinds, been published widely, and worked all over the world.

For a quarter century, the firm has maximized the impact of designs, and scales ideas to each individual project. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by practicality and experience.

CCS operates offices in San Francisco and New York. Partners include Cass Calder Smith – founding principal; Barbara Vickroy – Director of Interior Design; Melissa Werner – Director of Operations; and Taylor Lawson – Associate Principal. The principals direct a staff of 30 between the two offices.

Thank you to our invaluable clients.

 

About Cass Calder Smith

Cass Calder Smith is the founding principal of CCS Architecture. Smith earned his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He served on the San Francisco Arts Commission for eight years and is currently a trustee for the Djerassi Residents Artists Program, for which he designed their award-winning Middlebrook Studios. A native of New York City, he has lived in California since 1972 and now splits his time between both coasts. He is a collector of photography, patron to MOMA New York, SFMOMA, and the Whitney Museum, and teaches design at UC Berkeley.

06

Dec

AIA San Francisco features CCS Architecture’s Glen Park Residence in the 2017 Home Tours

AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design present the 2017 San Francisco Living: Home Tours, an annual open house event, featuring five outstanding modern homes. This popular program showcases a variety of architectural styles, neighborhoods and residences — including single-family homes and contemporary renovations. This is the first Bay Area tour series to promote residential design from the architect’s point of view.

https://www.archandcity.org/hometours17

http://www.sfchronicle.com/homeandgarden/article/AIASF-Home-Tour-Architects-get-creative-with-SF-12221083.php#photo-14142091

 

10

Jul

DESIGN AND EATING: THE NEW AGE OF RESTAURANT DESIGN

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In partnership with the GGRA Industry Conference, Culintro will be hosting an event on Restaurant Design; Design & Eating: The New Age of Restaurant Design.

CCS Architecture will be one of three notable restaurant designers speaking about recent trends in restaurant design with a focus on the Bay Area as well as a look at the landscape nationwide. Learn how these designers helped restaurant operators meet the evolving needs of their customers, and get insight to the solutions they achieved during the process.

Speakers:

  • Bryan Southwick, CCS Architecture
  • Rob Polacek, Puccini Group
  • Andrew Lieberman, AvroKO

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:http://culintro.com/events/130/

04

Sep

Cass Calder Smith NYC book signing event – Sept.18

CCS ARCHITECTURE NYC event

 

WHAT:       Cass Calder Smith book signing event

WHEN:       Thursday, September 18th, 6-8pm

WHERE:      bulthaup New York
                
158 Wooster Street @ W. Houston. New York, NY 10012

RSVP:         melissa@ccs-architecture.com

 

Join Architect Cass Calder Smith of CCS ARCHITECTURE for the release of the firm’s new book: “EAT, LIVE, WORK“.  This monograph – the firm’s first – showcases over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years.

The event will be held at bulthaup in SoHo in collaboration with client and friend, Sarabeth Levine, who will be cooking up some treats in the Bulthaup kitchen for all to enjoy. Sarabeth is Pastry Chef and Founder of “Sarabeth’s” Restaurants with 9 locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, one in Key West, Florida, and 3 in Tokyo, Japan. Her latest cookbook “Sarabeth’s Bakery” will also be available for purchase and signing.

This event produced in association with media sponsors The Real Deal and Luxury Listings NYC. We hope you can join us for this very special evening.  Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

21

Jul

Cass Calder Smith Woodside Book Signing Event

CCS ARCHITECTURE Woodside Invite

WHAT:       Cass Calder Smith/CCS Architecture book signing event.

WHEN:       Wednesday, August 20th, 5-7pm

WHERE:     The Village Pub. 2967 Woodside Rd, Woodside, CA 94062

RSVP:           melissa@ccs-architecture.com

 

Join Architect Cass Calder Smith of CCS ARCHITECTURE in celebrating the release of the firm’s new book: “EAT, LIVE, WORK“.  This monograph – the firm’s first – showcases over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years.

The event will be held in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.  The residency’s award-winning Middlebrook Studios are prominently featured in Eat, Live, Work and have provided inspirational live/work space for over 60 poets, playwrights, prose writers and media artists since their addition to the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in 2011. 

Prolific photographer and Djerassi alumni Robert Buelteman’s book “Eighteen Days in June” will also be available for purchase.  This book is a collection of stunning photographs of the coastal grasslands and redwood forests that comprise the artists’ community in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Woodside.  Buelteman’s photos also grace the walls of the Village Pub.

A portion of all book sales will support the “gift of time” for artists at the Djerassi Program.

Hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served.

Please note, space is extremely limited, advance RSVP is required

11

Jun

An evening with Cass Calder Smith and the San Francisco Film Society – June 25th

San Francisco Invite

WHAT:      Cass Calder Smith book signing and celebration
WHEN:       Wednesday, June 25th 6-8pm
WHERE:     Twenty Five Lusk. 25 Lusk, San Francisco, CA 94107
RSVP:          melissa@ccs-architecture.com

 

Join Cass Calder Smith and CCS ARCHITECTURE in celebrating the release of their new book: “EAT, LIVE, WORK” at Twenty Five Lusk on Wednesday, June 25th. This monograph – the firm’s first – celebrates a collection of over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years.

Held in association with the San Francisco Film Society, 20% of all proceeds from book sales will go towards SFFS year-round exhibition, filmmaker services and education programs.

About the venue: Designed by CCS in 2011, Twenty Five Lusk is a restaurant in San Francisco’s South of Market District, and is the the recipient of 11 design awards – including the IIDA Northern California Chapter Award, Interior Design Magazine’s Best of the Year Award, The Gold Key Award, and was named one of the Top 20 Restaurants of the year and Best Designed Restaurant by Esquire Magazine.

Join us for this very special evening bringing together art, design, film and food.

 

** Space is limited, Advance RSVP is required to: melissa@ccs-architecture.com **

12

May

CCS Architecture book signing with Cass Calder Smith

WHEN: Saturday, May 31st, 3-5pm

WHERE: Nick + Toni’s: 136 N Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937

Advance RSVP required to : melissa@ccs-architecture.com

*please note space is limited

 

Join CCS Architecture at Nick + Toni’s of East Hampton to celebrate the release of our new monograph: EAT, LIVE, WORK.

 

CCS Hamptons Book Party

 

CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Founded by Cass Calder Smith in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors.

This monograph – the firm’s first – celebrates a collection of over 40 projects completed over the past 20 years. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience.

 

This event will be held in collaboration with our trusted partners, Krae Van Sickle and Lylla Carter of Saunders. Krae and Lylla bring versatility, experience and success to real estate in the Hamptons. Last year they participated in over $65,000,000 in rental and sale transactions of homes and land. Krae-Lylla.com is designed to be the ultimate gateway for anyone interested in access to the best of Hamptons real estate: Leading information technology and unsurpassed market insight presented with visually compelling interactive elements that evoke the experience of life on the East End.

Please join us to celebrate with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Saturday, May 31st!

11

Jan

CCS, Dwell and Arkitektura.

Back in November, CCS participated in the Dwell Silicon Valley Home Tours. Our good friends at Arkitektura helped create inviting living and family room spaces with their sleek and modern additions from B&B Italia and Minotti. Photographer Paul Dyer captured these spaces beautifully, as illustrated here in these new photographs.

 

19

Dec

How To Start Your Own Architecture Firm: 15 Tips From The Pros

Last Thursday evening, Cass Calder Smith and Melissa Werner were invited to be part of a lively panel, along with Sylvia Kwan of Kwan Henmi Architecture/Planning and Samuel Fajner of TEECOM about starting your own Architecture Firm. Mark Cavagnero put together and moderated this wonderful panel at the AIA San Francisco, and aecKnowledge were onsite filming the seminar which will later be available on the aecKnowledge website for continuing education.

LaMar Anderson from Architizer was one of the attendees, and has provided this extremely well summarized and educational write up on our evening.

AIA panelists

 

07

Nov

Dwell Silicon Valley Home Tours

CCS participated in the Dwell Silicon Valley Home tours this past weekend, featuring the Los Altos Hills Family Residence which was built in 2008.

Dwell magazine hosted their Silicon Valley Home Tours event this past weekend, on November 3–4, 2012. The weekend featured interesting architecture and people from the Silicon Valley area in California. To kick-off the home tours, Cass Calder Smith spoke at the “Meet the Architects” reception Friday night. This was a great opportunity for everyone to meet the architects participating in the Silicon Valley Home Tours and listen to talks about their work. On Sunday, CCS hosted over 400 guests at our Los Altos Hills Family Residence.

More info about the Home Tours can be found on Dwells website here: http://dht.dwell.com/about-silicon-valley-home-tours

here are some of the highlights!

Los Altos Hills Residence

exterior facade, courtyard view

 

Los Altos Hills Residence

visitors lining up to tour the home

 

Los Altos Hills Residence

Austin, our office mascot, entertaining the masses

 

Los Altos Hills Residence

view towards the pool house