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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/

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