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06

Feb

Renowned Architect Cass Calder Smith on the Evolution of Design

CCS Architecture, which is known for embracing California modernism and an indoor-outdoor aesthetic, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. In recognition of this milestone, we invited the architecture firm’s founder, Cass Calder Smith, to reflect on the evolution of both residential and restaurant design, his sources of inspiration and what’s in store for the business moving forward.

Read the story on Dering Hall: https://deringhall.com/daily-features/contributors/dering-hall/renowned-architect-cass-calder-smith-on-the-evolution-of-design

24

Jan

CCS named one of New York’s 10 Best Restaurant Architects

New York’s food scene is as diverse and competitive as New Yorkers themselves. Currently, 77 restaurants across Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn are Michelin-starred, and their cuisines originate from every corner of the globe. In the city that celebrity chefs like Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten call home, restaurants must distinguish themselves through their menus and their design. The 10 firms on our top restaurant architect list design eateries that make a splash and set lasting trends in the ever-evolving New York City restaurant landscape, winning some of the highest industry awards and finding placement in top magazines.

 

Read more here:

https://www.architectsnewyork.org/best-restaurant-architects-new-york/

24

Jan

CCS named one of the 10 Best Restaurant Architects in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is an area that may not be recognized for its innovative architecture, nor for its growing food and restaurant scene, but it should be. With the growing populations of families, staff at large tech companies, and surrounding suburbs — now more than ever, people are wanting to wine and dine across San Jose, Palo Alto, and other nearby neighborhoods. Restaurants are popping up that provide options for exotic tastes and designs that rival New York and Los Angeles. Take a look at the top 10 restaurant architecture firms in Silicon Valley – with CCS Architecture named #4 on the list.

Read More:
https://sanfranciscoarchitects.org/2017/12/20/best-restaurant-architects-silicon-valley/

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

Glen Park Residence wins 2017 National Association of Home Builders Best in American Living Award

We are pleased to announce that CCS’ Glen Park Residence is the recipient of a National Association of Home Builders Best in American Living Award.

The Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) is the building industry’s premier residential design awards program. BALA spotlights the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities nationally and internationally. Winning projects showcase what building industry professionals need to know to set their product apart and hit the right mark with today’s highly educated and discerning home buyers.

06

Dec

“The Cube” wins 2017 Merit CODAaward in the Residential Category

The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the design projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

CCS is pleased to announce that “The Cube” is the recipient of a 2017 Merit CODAaward in the Residential category.

Commissioned Art Matters – and the CODAawards celebrate this. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.

See more at: https://www.codaworx.com/awards/codaawards/2017/entries/the-cube-private-residential

06

Dec

Casa Amate wins Best Boutique Restaurant at the 2017 BLLA Awards

Casa Amate is the recipient of the 2017 BLLA Best Boutique Restaurant Award.

Casa Amate is located at The Hyatt Andaz Mayakoba, a full-service resort located in the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s pristine Gulf Coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The restaurant is a unique restaurant and bar located on a rock outcropping overlooking the lagoon, designed as a modern house that may have been created and lived in by an eclectic world traveler with interests in exploration, ecology, astronomy, and artifacts- particularly in Latin America.

The Boutique Lodging and Lifestyle Association (BLLA) is the world’s most innovative and progressive organization dedicated to the luxury independent boutique lodging and lifestyle industries. The association connects the world’s most dynamic executives with cutting edge business and operational insight. BLLA is redefining what hospitality is by further merging the fashion, lifestyle, wellness,
design, and food and beverage industries.

http://www.blla.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2017-BLLA-Stay-Boutique-Conference-post-release-1.pdf

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

 

06

Dec

Diane Middlebrook Studios wins 2017 SARA Jury’s Award of Distinction

CCS is proud to receive a SARA 2017 National Design Award for our work on Diane Middlebrook Studios, at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA. The project was the recipient of the Jury’s Award of Distinction.

The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) was founded in 1956 as a professional society that includes the participation of all architects, regardless of their roles in the architectural community. SARA follows the Golden Rule and supports the concept of profitable professionalism for its members

http://www.sara-national.org/2017.design.awards.pdf

06

Dec

Glen Park Residence wins Remodelista’s “Considered Design Awards, Best Professional Bath”.

Best Professional Bath: A Dramatic Marble Powder Room by CCS Architecture.

The winner of the 2017 Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professional Bath is CCS Architecture for the Glen Park Powder Room in San Francisco.

The project was chosen as a finalist by guest judge Sheila Bridges, who said: “I am absolutely in love with this stone slab. It’s everything! I love the clean, modern shapes, and the colors are unexpected.”

https://www.remodelista.com/posts/best-professional-bath-a-dramatic-marble-powder-room-by-ccs-architecture/