News & Awards

Gelfand Partners Celebrating 20 Years

Founded September 3, 1997

We're celebrating two decades of innovative, smart, sustainable architecture, and looking forward to the next 20 years.

San Francisco Chronicle

SF school board to repeal old rule segregating Asian students

A century-old policy requiring Asian American students to attend an “Oriental” school is still on the books in San Francisco, a historical oversight the city’s school board intends to rectify Tuesday. By Jill Tucker.

Community Housing Partnership

Cap and Trade Dollars at Work

First Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Funded Development In Silicon Valley Breaks Ground. By David Dolomite.

Affordable Housing News

Filling the Housing gap in Silicon Valley

Housing Authority uses creativity, innovation to address an affordable housing crisis.

Design Cost Data

Kelly Cullen Community

The historic Central YMCA, built in San Francisco, is a valued community resource. Its century of service to the YMCA’s values of body, mind and spirit...

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AIA / HUD Secretary's Award
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Award: Creating Community Connection
  • Category: Affordable Housing
  • Date: 2014
National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Award: Honor Award
  • Category: Historic Preservation
  • Date: 2013
AIA California Council / Savings by Design
  • Project: Santa Rita Elementary School
  • Award: Honor Award
  • Category: Energy Efficiency Integration
  • Date: 2006
AIA San Francisco
  • Project: Kelly Cullen Community
  • Award: Honor Award
  • Category: Historic Preservation - Adaptive Reuse
  • Date: 2013
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Gelfand Partners

honors design that supports physical communities by rebuilding social structures and relationships weakened by outmigration, disinvestment and the isolation of inner-city areas.

AIA / HUD Secretary's Award published in Durability+Design