Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Award:
San Mateo County Navigation Center

2024 Fast Company

Community Impact Award
San Mateo County Navigation Center

2023 Silicon Valley Business Journal Structures Awards

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” 

Award of Merit: Government/Public Building
San Mateo County Navigation Center

2023 ENRCalifornia Regional Best Projects

Urban Land Institute Americas Award for Excellence
Homekey Mountain View

2022 ULI Americas

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.’”

Metal Architecture Design Awards Judges Award
Bayview Navigation Center

2022 Metal Architecture

Urban Infill Design Specialists of the Year & 
Best Urban Design

2017 Build Architecture Awards

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.”

Grand Award and Metal Wall-Retrofit Award Winner
690 Folsom

2015 Metal Construction News

Excellence in Architecture Citation Award
Blu Dot (Valencia Street)

2014 AIA San Francisco

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

“The Redwood City complex is a cornerstone of San Mateo County’s plan to bring its unsheltered homeless population down to ‘functional zero,’ meaning anyone living outside is quickly moved indoors.”



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