News & Awards

San Francisco Chronicle

Small changes can have big architectural impact.

No matter how many cranes pierce the sky, the most intriguing changes to our urban landscape often involve acts not of addition but subtraction — small tweaks that in turn enlarge the potential of our surroundings. By John King

San Francisco Chronicle

Remodeled housing reopens in Chinatown

The apartments at 990 Pacific, which took a year and approximately $65 million to renovate, feature 92 studios and one-bedroom apartments, all with updated bathrooms, brighter lighting and new kitchens... By Gwendolyn Wu.

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Beneficial State Bank Headquarters

Beneficial State Bank aspires to finance community-based businesses, build the long-term prosperity of responsible consumers, and support companies that have a commitment to the environment...

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.

CASH / AIA California
  • Project: Greenleaf TK-8 School
  • Award: Honor Award
  • Category: Modernization.Transformation
  • Date: 2019
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 / 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