D-Schools 2007

California College of the Arts

San Francisco

1,660 students, both grad and undergrad
Art and Design

Partnerships
Academic: UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business, Köln International School of Design (Germany)
Business: Project sponsors include Gaia & Gino, Pantech, Tupperware, Simpson Strong-Tie, Samsung, IDEO, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Timbuk2.
Top Employers: Gensler, MBH Architects, Anshen & Allen, Dahlin Group Architecture, Pentagram

Claim to Fame: Yves Béhar of Fuseproject is the chair of the industrial design department.

Signature Programs: CCA's longstanding joint product-development program with Berkeley's business and engineering schools is now focusing on sustainable design. CCA is launching its own Design MBA.