CCS Architecture, with offices in San Francisco and New York City, is dedicated to excellence in architecture and interior design. Since its inception in 1990, CCS has designed a diverse range of public and private buildings and interiors. The firm has gained international acclaim for the architectural and commercial success of restaurant projects, while the uniqueness of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects has met with an unusual degree of owner satisfaction and media praise.
CCS seeks to explore opportunities of maximum potential and express them at a
scale appropriate to each project. The work is firmly based in the modernist idiom, where innovation and creativity are balanced by common sense and experience. The firm is known for creating projects with exceptional spatial and material qualities, and for providing outstanding professional service.
Cass Calder Smith founded CCS Architecture in 1990 and Barbara Vickroy joined in 2006 as the Director of Interior Design. The principals direct a staff of 30 in two offices.
Cass Calder Smith established the San Francisco architectural firm that bears his name in 1990. In 2005, CCS-Architecture opened an office in NYC to better meet the needs of its diverse range of residential, commercial and mixed use clients.
Born in 1961, Smith earned his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. A native of New York City,
he has lived in California since 1972. As the son of an Academy-Award winning filmmaker and a California landscape painter and designer, his early years were influenced by both Greenwich Village intellectuals and rural California artisans.
Smith is recognized internationally for his architectural and interior design projects. Firmly based in the modernist idiom, Smith draws inspiration from history’s great architects and cities as well as the epic filmmakers of the last century. Bold imagery and intricate detail are characteristic of his designs balanced with experience and
Smith and his work have won numerous awards and have been recognized in The New York Times, Metropolitan Home, Metropolis, Dwell, Interior Design and Abitare, among others.
Barbara Turpin-Vickroy is a Bay Area interior designer with more than 25 years of experience. She joined CCS Architecture’s San Francisco office in 2007 and leads an interiors department dedicated to complimenting the firm's architecture. Her
vision is integral to the design of hospitality projects, high-end residences and corporate office interiors.
Barbara's diverse background includes five years as a senior interior designer at Gensler in San Francisco. After Gensler, she consulted with well-regarded Bay Area firms, managing the interior and architectural design of high-end residences, retail spaces and corporate projects including a Herman Miller showroom. She has expertise in programming, space planning, schematic design, design development, furniture specification and procurement, preparation of construction documents and permitting.
Barbara's keen sensitivity for visual appeal and functionality is balanced by an ability to perform in today's dynamic business environment. She is an effective design manager, committed to the highest level of client service. Her innovative design solutions are progressive yet timeless, specific to their client and context.
Barbara is playing a leadership role in Hyatt projects in Atlanta, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe, also having designed Hyatt spaces in Scottsdale, AZ, and San Diego. She is also working with Westin and W/Starwood.