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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

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/

06

Dec

Casa Amate wins IIDA 2017 Best Interiors of Latin America & the Caribbean for Best Restaurant

CCS is proud to announce that Casa Amate at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya was selected as a winner in the Restaurants category in the 2017 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Competition. Congratulations to our talented team that worked tirelessly to bring this project to life!

The IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Competition was created to recognize, honor and celebrate outstanding Interior Design/Architecture projects that represent the highest level of creativity, originality and design excellence.

http://www.iida.org/content.cfm/bilac-2017-winners

22

Aug

Our San Francisco office is seeking an Interior Design Intern

CCS Architecture, an award winning San Francisco based architectural firm, is currently looking for a talented Interior Design intern to join our team. Candidates should be highly motivated, extremely organized, and have a friendly, flexible and positive disposition.

You will work directly to support the Interior Design Director, and lend additional support to the Office & Marketing Manager and Principals and Architects. This position supports our interior design department, and must be able to execute product presentations, FF&E packages, and product orders for our designers.

 
Responsibilities
• Maintaining the sample library
• Vendor contact updates
• Maintaining product image databases
• Vendor and product rep relations
• Assisting Design Director with client projects & FF&E packages
• Shopping at the design center for finishes, picking up samples
• Sample orders and returns
• Project presentations
• Spearheading vendor lunch & learns for staff

 
Requirements
• Currently enrolled in a university, working towards Interior Design Degree
• MUST have strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop) no exceptions.
• Strong AutoCAD skills, SketchUp a bonus
• Excellent typing skills with thorough knowledge of MS Office Applications.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with others in a professional manner
• Must be able to express oneself effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Attention to detail and solid organizational skills
• Excellent multi-tasking abilities, able to handle competing priorities and deadlines
• Must be pro-active and able to work independently

 

Please send your resume, cover letter and portfolio by PDF format (no larger than 8MB) to jobs@ccs-architecture.com

Please include the job title and San Francisco office in the subject line.

08

Dec

Watermill Residence named a Finalist in Interior Design’s Best Of Year Awards

This new residence in Watermill was named a finalist in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards #boy2015

The 5,000 sf home is sited on a prime location in Water Mill, south of the highway with partial water views of Mecox Bay.  As a weekend home, it’s designed for casual Hamptons living with family and friends.  The design developed through a creative alliance between Architect Cass Calder Smith, Principal of CCS Architecture, and Designer Sharon Bonnemazou, Principal of Mode SB, who is also the homeowner with her husband.

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