The first project by Gary Hutton (CCA Environmental Studies 1975) was a restaurant called Today's on San Francisco's Union Square, and was published in Interior Design magazine in 1979. Hutton unveiled his boundary-pushing furniture line in 1986. The process by which the Gary Hutton Design team integrates unconventional design elements is telling of a rare engagement in process. From the USGS seismic map rendered in grey pearls in the master bedroom of Modern by Design, to a giant hand-cut steel entry canopy leading to his client’s Venice loft, his conceptual engagement is evident. Hutton's 2012 program included designing the new home for the Museum of Craft and Design at the American Industrial Center on 3rd Street in San Francisco. He is actively lecturing across the country, and continues his support of arts and design education as well as other social causes.