RS94109 is a record store located in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Hobstetter Architecture Studio worked with RS94109 to renovate the space and update the program to accommodate its expanding role as a cultural center for arts and music. The design included upgrading accessible access, the addition of a cafe and bar to welcome the wider community, the creation of dedicated listening stations, and a counter for record sales and performances. Events at the space include dj sets, live music, experimental video and art performances, and installations.
Hobstetter Architecture Studio approached the renovation as a form of architectural archaeology, exposing the hidden building materials and structural skeleton of the 1920’s building technology. The design peeled back layers to reveal patinas on the original riveted steel and brick construction and the ghostly traces of the materials that once concealed them.
Project Team: Mara Gutierrez David Hobstetter Sarah Hobstetter
Ratio 3 is a contemporary art gallery located in the Mission District of San Francisco. Sarah Hobstetter designed Ratio 3 in collaboration with Elizabeth Jackson as Grayscaled.
The entry street facade is painted matte black and designed to be intentionally easy to miss, creating a sense of compression and secrecy at the threshold of the space. The interior opens to a dynamic void that is formed by the hidden office and storage spaces of the gallery. The contrast between the uninviting entrance and oblique interior heightens the visitors awareness and sense of work.
Project Team: Sarah Hobstetter Elizabeth Jackson
Photography by Cesar Rubio Artworks featured by Noam Rappaport
Ozumo, Izikaya Restaurant
Renovation of a Japanese restaurant and bar space in San Jose. The design features hanging fabric dividers to create intimate booth seating.
Hobstetter Architecture Geremia Design Terra Nova Construction Alpha Tech
Photography: Alison Christiana
CCA Alumni Exhibition
Photos by Nicholas Lea Bruno
For the second iteration of the college’s biennial series of alumni exhibitions programming, CCA Exhibitions and the CCA Alumni Association will partner to highlight the idea of process within the practices of recent alumni from across the college’s four divisions: Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, and Humanities and Sciences. The exhibition will explore shared threads in artistic practices of sketching, note taking, modeling, mapping, drafting, and rendering. These process-based methods expose the pathways creative individuals depend upon to obtain a final product or idea. By celebrating this amorphousness through the form of an exhibition, Alma Mater: Methods will move beyond what is often exhibited within the white cube—finality, succinct expression, monetary value—and will instead prioritize a thinking-through-making approach that is shared among the college’s creative communities and disciplines. It is here where conversations begin, new connections form, and low stakes are valued.
This exhibition is co-curated by Beth Abrahamson (MFA Design 2015), Sarah Hobstetter (MArch 2010), Mik Gaspay (MFA 2011), and Tanya Gayer (MA Curatorial Practice, Visual and Critical Studies 2016).
Zafer Aksit (MFA 2012) // Nicole Irene Anderson (Painting / Drawing 2017) // Manuel Angeja (Painting / Drawing 2005, MFA 2014) // Calen Barca-Hall (MFA 2014) // Nathan Becka (MFA 2017) // Ken Becker (MA Curatorial Practice 2014) // Termeh Behbahani (Painting / Drawing 2016) // Sonia Belasco (MFA Writing 2009) // Jack Bool (Photography 2016) // William Bottini (MFA Design 2017) // Luke Bowlus (Illustration 2016) // John Damian Boychuk (MFA 2016) // Han Boyuan (Painting / Drawing 2018) // Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (Printmaking 2015) // Maureen Burdock (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Margherita Buzzi (MFA Design 2015) // Ethan Caflisch (Individualized 2015) // Aliena Cameron (Graphic Design 2017) // Katherin Canton (Community Arts 2011) // Sean Canty (BArch 2012) // Natalie Catasús (MFA Writing, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2015) // Megan Cerminaro (Photography 2013) // Jiajia Chen (Graphic Design 2015) // Abby Chen (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2011) // Troy Chew (MFA 2018) // David Chin (MBA in Design Strategy 2017) // Alan Chin (Ceramics 2011) // Benjamin Cirgin (MFA 2016) // Erinn Clancy (Media Arts 2010) // Jillian Clark (MFA 2011) // Nicolas Colón (Sculpture 2011) // Ben Coney (Furniture 2018) // Francesca Cozzone (MFA 2014) // Haegen Crosby (Industrial Design 2014) // Torreya Cummings (MFA 2009) // Jessamyn Violet Cuneo (MFA Writing 2011) // Shaghayegh Cyrous (MFA Social Practice 2017) // Ebony Iman Dallas (MFA Design 2009) // Marian K. Dilan (Illustration 2010) // D'Sjon Dixon (Architecture 2009) // Kira Dominguez Hultgren (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2019) // Eric Dyer (MFA 2013) // Jamie Emerick (MFA 2013) // Lisa Fong (Painting / Drawing 2018) // Kadi Franson (MArch 2012) // Sienna Freeman (MFA, MA Visual Critical Studies 2016) // James Friedberg (Glass 2009) // Garth Fry (MFA 2016) // Marissa Geoffroy (MFA 2017) // Eva Gibeau (Photography 2015) // Zachary Gibson (MFA Design 2011) // T2R/Laura Gillmore (MFA 2018) // Peter Glanting (MFA Comics 2016) // Rebekah Goldstein (MFA 2012) // Matthew Gordon (MFA 2009) // Tej Greenhill (Painting / Drawing 2012) // C.A. Greenlee (MFA 2015) // Elena Gross (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2016) // Maya Gulassa (Individualized 2018) // Maria Guzmán Capron (MFA 2015) // Annie Hagar (MFA 2014) // Liz Hernández (MFA Design 2015) // Michelle Herrera (Individualized 2018) // Cristina Hobbs (Painting / Drawing 2011) // Graham Holoch (Photography 2014) // Kathryn Ian (MFA 2016) // Valerie Iosso (Individualized 2017) // Nayoung Jeong (Ceramics 2011) // Angela Mini Jo (Jewelry / Metal Arts 2012) // Mark Johnsen (Photography 2012) // Celeste R. Johnson (Fashion Design 2013) // Nick Johnson (MFA Writing 2011) // Brianna Kalajian (Photography 2013) // Raquel Kalil (MFA Design 2018) // Wioleta Kaminska (MFA Design 2014) // Jordan Karnes (MFA Writing 2012) // Vernon Keeve (MFA Writing 2013) // Jim Kettner (MFA Writing 2013) // Sarah Kim (Graphic Design 2015) // Mallory Kimmel (MFA 2019) // Jennifer Klecker (MFA 2015) // Sophie Lourdes Knight (Painting / Drawing 2014) // Maia Kobabe (MFA Comics 2016) // Nami Kurita (Graphic Design 2012) // Patricia Leal (Sculpture 2017) // Sarah Lee (MFA 2016) // Sarah Lesnikoski (Painting / Drawing 2016) // Cara Levine (Sculpture 2012) // Leah Yael Levy (MFA Comics 2017) // Joseph Liatela (Individualized 2017) // Lana Licata (Painting / Drawing 2015) // Anna Ludwig (MFA 2010) // Leora Lutz (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Carolina Magis Weinberg (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2017) // Phillip Maisel (MFA 2013) // Atoosa Maleki (Painting / Drawing 2016) // Rob Marks (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2011) // Forrest McGarvey (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2016) // James-David Mericle (MFA 2010) // Mary Mocas (MFA 2016) // Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) // Bonny Nahmias (Sculpture 2016) // Richard-Jonathan Nelson (MFA 2017) // Colin Nitta (Illustration 2010) // Rosa Novak (Ceramics 2017) // Toyin Ojih Odutola (MFA 2012) // Rebecca Ora (MFA 2010) // Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2012) // Zach Ozma (Community Arts 2015) // Amber Padilla (MFA Comics 2018) // Adam Park (MFA Writing 2017) // Helena Parriott (Individualized 2010) // Piero Passacantando (MFA 2009) // Larry Peifer (Interior Design 2012) // Nate Petterson (MFA 2015) // Luis Pinto (MFA 2015) // Molly Prentiss (MFA Writing 2012) // Amanda Quiroz (Painting / Drawing 2010) // Cynthia Randolph (MBA in Design Strategy 2017) // Megan Reed (MFA 2015) // Tracy Ren (Ceramics 2018) // Jordan Reznick (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2013) // Erich Richter (Sculpture 2010) // Allison Rowe (MFA 2011) // Samiat Salami (MFA Writing 2012) // Dorothy Santos (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Jennifer Schnell (MFA Design 2014) // Zachary Royer Scholz (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2009) // Aline Schwibbe (MFA 2018) // Courtney Sennish (MFA 2015) // Emmanuel Sevilla (MFA 2015) // Jennifer Shada (MFA 2016) // Wei-Ching Shyu (MFA Comics 2016) // James Sinclair (Photography 2014) // Diana Stapleton (MFA, MA Visual Critical Studies 2015) // Adair Stephens (MFA 2012) // Amber Stucke (MFA 2011) // Anton Stuebner (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Lauren Jade Szabo (Illustration 2010) // Amy Tavern (MFA 2017) // Matthew Harrison Tedford (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2011) // Courtney Trouble (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2015, MFA 2017) // Zoe Tuck (Writing and Literature 2014) // Maximilian Uriarte (Animation 2013) // Ana Valdez (Illustration 2016) // Josh Vidal (Individualized 2012) // Benjamin Vilmain (MFA 2012) // Jessica Violetta (Illustration 2017) // Lizzie Wallack (MArch 2010) // Brandon Walls Olsen (MFA 2009) // Josh White (MFA Comics 2016) // Lily Williams (Animation 2014) // Micah Wood (MFA 2015) // Calder Yates (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Zhou Zoe Yuan (Jewelry / Metal Arts 2016) // Jake Ziemann (MFA 2012)
Exhibition graphics by Eggy Press / Graham Holoch
One Way Mirror
Ranch Master Plan
The Silveira Ranch development project is a combination resort and environmental conservatory delivering a unique and educational experience for visitors. The renewable energy produced on site will power a unique inn, conference center, restaurant and cafe, cascading pools, spa and fitness center, recreational facilities, live entertainment and dance hall. An interactive farming history museum will familiarize visitors with the land, and breathtaking scenic trails through the ranch hills will serve as a backdrop for horseback riding, cycling, and hiking. Organic gardens, orchards, a dairy farm and vineyards will serve the facility in a highly rustic “farm to table” fashion. The addition of vineyards will create an economic base for the project early on in the development process.
The hands-on, interactive farm experience will integrate live farm animals, and highlight the history of farming in Marin County. The new Ranch Resort facilities will be placed on the approximate 40 acres of flat land that borders Highway 101 along the west and the facility-serving agricultural amenities and vineyards will be placed primarily on the east side of the highway.
Project Team: Rebecca Guey Mara Gutierrez David Hobstetter Sarah Hobstetter
Landscape Architect: SWA Group Cinda Gilliland (Reed Gilliland) Sergio Lima
Ocean Ave Residence
This residential renovation featured the top floor of a condominium and transformed two units into a sleek, modern space framed by ocean views. The full renovation included three bathrooms, two bedrooms, and kitchen and lounge areas, along with a lighted hallway and cabinetry linking the two former units in plan.
Project Team: Mara Gutierrez David Hobstetter Sarah Hobstetter
Photography: Alison Christiana General Contractor: Farnsworth Builders Interior Designer: Sarah Barnard
Removable decorative screens divide the space for transition from daytime lounge to nighttime dance floor. CNC patterns provide the opportunity for varying shadows and light effects.
Project Team: Completed while at Geremia Design Daniel Garcia
Digital drawings exploring the visual moire effect.