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San Francisco Chronicle

Laundry site’s historic plaque is reminder of injustice

Gelfand Partners Architects, at 165 10th St. in San Francisco, celebrated its new landmark status with an unveiling of a plaque... A bit of history about the building, which for a long time was the Peoples Laundry... By Leah Garchik.


Nonprofit Opens Renovated Affordable Housing In North Beach

After a two-year overhaul, the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) yesterday celebrated the reopening of the nonprofit's first rehabilitated affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities. By Nathan Falstreau.

Coming Home to 990 Pacific: A SF RAD Relocation Story

Public housing residents from 990 Pacific were relocated to units throughout the Bay Area during a year long renovation process under HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.


Bay Area People - SF's Ping Yuens

The public housing buildings known as the Ping Yuens are integral to San Francisco's Chinatown neighborhood... its past and its future.

Green Architecture and Building Report

Triple Bottom-Line Bank Is Net Zero Ready

For its new headquarters in Oakland, Beneficial State Bank commissioned Gelfand Partners Architects to realize the bank’s mission of community and sustainability through the remodel of an office suite in an existing downtown building. Mignon O'Young, Publisher.

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