Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Award

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2024 FastCompany

Community Impact Award

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2023 Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Awards

Award of Merit: Government/Public Building

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2023 ENRCalifornia Regional Best Projects

Urban Land Institute Americas Award for Excellence

Homekey Mountain View2022 ULI Americas

Metal Architecture Design Awards Judges Award

Bayview Navigation Center2022 Metal Architecture

Urban Infill Design Specialists of the Year & Best Urban Design

2017 Build Architecture Awards

Grand Award and Metal Wall-Retrofit Award Winner

690 Folsom2015 Metal Construction News

Excellence in Architecture Citation Award

Blu Dot (Valencia Street)2014 AIA San Francisco

Student Preservation Association Keyhole Award

2012 Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Kirby Ward Fitzpatrick Prize, Best New Building in SF by a Small Firm

One Kearny2010 Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Finalist, Real Estate Deal of the Year

One Kearny 2010 SF Business Times

Best of 2009 Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration

One Kearny
2009 California Construction Magazine

Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

One Kearny
2009 National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA) 

Top Projects in Northern California

One Kearny2008 Real Estate Construction Review Magazine - Northern California Edition

Excellence in Engineering Award

Ritz-Carlton Club & Residences 2006 Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC)

Reuse/Redevelopment Project of the Year

2003 East Bay Business Times

Special Commendation for Leadership

1998 AIA California Council Bay Bridge Coalition


Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards:

This modular building eases the transition for formerly homeless people—without sacrificing their comfort

FastCompany, Nate Berg, May 15, 2024
“built with an innovative and replicable design approach” 

With the San Mateo County Navigation Center, Charles F. Bloszies Pioneers a Rapid Response to Homelessness

Architectural Record, Clare Jacobson, May 1, 2024
“‘We set this up to be open-source design,’ he says, eager to share his knowledge and drawings with other architects.  ‘So if you want to build one of these, call us up.’”

Too big? Too small? No, these office buildings are just right for housing

Fast Company, Nate Berg, March 17, 2023
“There’s a ‘Goldilocks zone’ for converting office buildings to housing—and this architect found it.”

Charles F. Bloszies inserts glass addition into San Francisco Cathedral Complex

Dezeen, Kate Mazade, February 8, 2023
"A contemporary metal and glass structure that fits comfortably among the venerated landmark buildings it connects, capturing previously unavailable views of the cathedral and the city beyond."

How to Expand Urban Schools Creatively and Efficiently

Buildings Magazine, Jenelle Penny, September 25, 2023
“School decision-makers need to find more space for students but may be trapped by physical constraints and public perceptions, especially in crowded urban areas.”

Solutions for ‘Dark Space’ in Office to Residential Conversions

Multi-Housing News, Beata Lorincz, September 18, 2023
“Charles Bloszies...together with his team has come up with a series of ideas to make use of the unlit spaces that remain in the core of buildings after placing the residential units.”

When can vacant office buildings be converted to residences?

American Society of Civil Engineers, Jay Landers, April 12, 2023
“Against the backdrop of these higher vacancy rates, property owners and developers in San Francisco are asking the question, ‘How do we get more life into the buildings that have space available?’ Bloszies says. ‘Residential (use) is certainly an option.’”

Your next apartment could be someone's old cubicle as developers rush to convert empty offices

Business Insider, Eliza Relman and Juliana Kaplan, August 23, 2023
“New York City has already had some success in converting office buildings to homes. In the financial district, conversions have helped transform the area from a nine-to-five neighborhood to a lively community.”

It will be the biggest navigation center in Northern California. Can it end homelessness in this Bay Area county?

San Francisco Chronicle, Kevin Fagan, December 23, 2022
“Built with modular housing units on a 2.5-acre plot in a light industrial area along the waterfront, the sleek, white-walled apartments with blue trim will rise to three stories in places.”

Post-Pandemic Commercial Real Estate: A New Era

Facilitiesnet, Dave Lubach, October 2, 2023
“Some projects have been done in New York that have already transformed some big buildings that way, but it requires putting light wells in and tossing around ideas for what we call dark space...”

Cost of Ending California’s Homeless Crisis: $100B

ALM GlobeSt., Jack Rodgers, December 22, 2022
“Architect Charles F. Bloszies, FAIA, is designing a community encompassing 240 units of private, independent housing”

Blu Dot Flagship in San Francisco Debuts, Designed by the Office of Charles F. Bloszies FAIA with Brand's Leaders

PR Newswire, December 15, 2022
“Reimagining two vacant buildings at Missouri and 17th Streets, the new, neighborhood-friendly adaptation offers a simplified, soft-modern backdrop for the successful Minneapolis-based manufacturer and designer of modern furniture.”

Designers Select: Material Innovation

Architect Magazine, December 9, 2022
“From photovoltaic flooring to hemp-powered concrete, Charles F. Bloszies, FAIA, Ian Reves, AIA, and Mark Yoes, FAIA, share pioneering products that are changing the way we build.”

In Silicon Valley, a Successful Homeless Housing Solution

Architects and Artisans, Mike Welton, October 14, 2022
“A cutting-edge modular housing solution for Silicon Valley’s homeless – designed by San Francisco architect Charles Bloszies – is not only a problem-solver, but an award-winner.”

Mountain View's New Homekey Site Serves as Temporary Refuge for City's Growing Homeless Population

KQED, Adhiti Bandlamudi, June 10, 2021
“‘Now I can just relax and be calm and see my next step,’ Julian said.”

“‘This is hope for a better future for young folks here in SF,’  Breed said. ‘If you want an opportunity, you should be able to have one.’”

Embarcadero’s new homeless Navigation Center a compassionate work of design

San Francisco Chronicle, John King, January 10, 2020
“It’s a sad sign of the times that some of San Francisco’s most creative architectural energy is focused on bringing a spark of humanity to large-scale, short-term housing for homeless people”

Luminous Revivals

Architectural Record, Lydia Lee, February 1, 2016
“The prosaic city garage at 690 Folsom Street in downtown San Francisco had been neglected for decades, but a recent makeover is attracting attention.”

Futuristic S.F. cube building takes design risk in the right spot

SF Gate, John King, December 16, 2014
“Besides drawing attention to a corner that until now has never caused anyone to look twice, 690 Folsom is the city’s locally generated, mainstream example of parametric design — an aspect of computer-aided design where programs apply algorithmic modeling to a building’s form or surface.”

500-foot-tall hotel-condo project proposed for Financial District

San Francisco Chronicle,  J.K. Dineen, September 8, 2016
“Bloszies, who designed additions for historic buildings at 1 Kearny St. and 690 Market St., said adding hotel rooms and residences to the block — the exact mix is undecided — would help pump new life into a part of town that has languished.”

35-Story Hotel and Residential Tower Proposed atop Historic SF Corner - San Francisco Business Times

SF Business Times, Roland Li, August 22, 2016
“A 35-story hotel and residential tower has been proposed atop a historic building at One Montgomery St. in San Francisco, in one of the largest development plans proposed north of Market Street.”

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