CCA Graduate Center
From Warehouse to Art School
To complete California College of the Arts’ MFA center, Jensen Architects employed inexpensive, utilitarian building systems with provocative results.
Now You See It …
Jensen draped new and existing pre-engineered steel buildings with an aluminum mesh to make them one. At once delicate and robust, the scrim-like mesh works as a hybrid fence-façade that allows in light while securing the urban complex. The buildings appear opaque in daylight, but after dark they glow with light from inside. The daily play of light and form fittingly gives this hub of creativity a dynamic presence in the city.