Urban Infill Design Specialists of the Year – USA & Best Urban Design & Redevelopment Project 2017

2017 Build Architecture Awards

Grand Award and Metal Wall-Retrofit Award Winner

2015 Metal Construction News

Excellence in Architecture Citation Award

2014 AIASF

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

2010 Architectural Foundation of San Francisco


2010 SF Business Times Real Estate Deal of the Year

Best of 2009 Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration

2009 California Construction Magazine

Excellence in Structural Engineering Award

2009 National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA)

Top Projects in Northern California

2008 Real Estate Construction Review Magazine - Northern California Edition

Excellence in Engineering Award

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


FACADE 690 Folsom Street

Bob Magazine, June 1, 2017

The Sustainable Spoon

Charles Bloszies, ArchNewsNow, May 11, 2017

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

J.K. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, September 8, 2016

The Brief History of One Montgomery, August 23, 2016

Exclusive: 35-story hotel and residential tower proposed atop historic S.F. corner

Roland Li, San Francisco Business Times, August 22, 2016

3 new SoMa buildings fit comfortably into their surroundings

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, March 10, 2016

Luminous Revivals

Lydia Lee, Architecural Record, February 1, 2016

Buckminster Fuller (Not Al Gore) Invented the Internet

Charles Bloszies, ARCADE, December 15, 2015

Audacious aesthetics put in the right place

John King, SF Chronicle, December 16, 2014

“King cheers Bloszies treatment of ‘a squat two-story box’ . . . that advertises “thoughtful urbanism” (what a concept!)”, December 16, 2014

Dropbox bags second building for SoMa campus

J.K Dineen, San Francisco Business Times, February 6, 2014

Dropbox Lease’s Gets Even Bigger

Real Estate Bisnow, February 4, 2014

Breevast bets big on SoMa spec office

J.K. Dineen, San Francisco Business Times, January 30, 2014

Unbuilt San Francisco

San Francisco Planning + Urban Research (SPUR) Urbanist Magazine: Sept/October Issue, September 1, 2013

Old Buildings, New Designs, Charles Bloszies

Bill Johnston, Architectural Briefs, a Philosophy Café, February 8, 2013

A Jazz Age Minitower Still Turns Heads

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, October 13, 2012

SF focusing on hidden spaces

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, February 27, 2012

Old Buildings, New Designs

Maxinne Rhea Leighton, e-Oculus, February 15, 2012

Old Buildings, New Designs

Maxinne Rhea Leighton, e-Oculus, February 15, 2012

Old Buildings, New Designs

Jim Chappell, UrbDeZine, February 10, 2012

Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations

Jim Chappell, UrbDeZine, February 10, 2012

Old Buildings, New Designs

Françoise Bollack, Architectural Record: February Edition, January 1, 2012

Old Buildings, New Designs

Bryan Anthony, California Home + Design, December 27, 2011

Charles Bloszies: Fusing New With Old

Architects+Artisans, November 29, 2011

Book Report

BUILD blog, November 25, 2011

Old Buildings, New Designs

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, November 11, 2011

Comcast VC Arm Leads Stampede to San Francisco’s 1 Kearny Street

J.K. Dineen, San Francisco Business Times, June 3, 2011

Making the Case for Historic Preservation

Alexandra Bevk and Mike Buhler, San Francisco Architectural Heritage- Heritage News Vol XXXIX No. 2. Summer Edition, June 1, 2011

Integrating Modern with Historic

Will Macht, Urban Land Magazine, November 5, 2010

Best New Office Building San Francisco

J.K. Dineen, San Francisco Business Times, April 1, 2010

Iwamoto, Scott move from theory to architecture

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, March 30, 2010

Only 18 More Shopping Days Until Shanghai

Lydia Lee, The Architect’s Newspaper, December 7, 2009

King cheers the newest building on San Francisco’s Market Street . . ., November 10, 2009

Shared spirit in 1 Kearny’s Styles from 3 eras

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, November 10, 2009

Architects’ displays to fill Union Square storefronts

Sarah Duxbury, San Francisco Business Times, October 29, 2009

Developer braves chilly Market with mixed use

J.K. Dineen, San Francisco Business Times, March 6, 2009

Getting Dense

Sam Lubell, The Architect’s Newspaper, August 13, 2008

DPR’s One Kearny Project Blends Old with New

San Francisco Building Trade Council Newsletter, August 5, 2008

690 Market Street

Hamid Fatehi (Program Director), Structural Engineers Association of Northern California Magazine: January Edition, January 1, 2008

Ultra Sustainable Skyscraper

Verlagshaus Braun, 1000x Architecture of The America’s, January 1, 2008

S.F.’s restored De Young building stunning at Street level

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, December 27, 2007

1890 Treasure as Good as New

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, November 27, 2007

Ritzy Chronicle Building Units Fetch $1,350 per SF

Brian K. Miller,, November 19, 2007

Luxe Life

Patricia Sheehan, Lodging Hospitality Design Side Magazine October Edition, October 1, 2007

Want to design a bus shelter? Well, get in line

John King, San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2007

S.F. imports substance, but not style from Miami

Lizette Wilson, San Francisco Business Times, October 27, 2006

Historic buildings reach for the sky to stay viable

Lizette Wilson, San Francisco Business Times, September 22, 2006

Putting on the Ritz

J.K. Dineen, San Francisco Business Times, March 12, 2006

Early S.F. skyscraper to get luxury units

David Armstrong and Bob Egelko,, November 6, 2005

San Francisco’s First Skyscraper Sheds 1960’s Façade

Margaret Foster, Preservation Online Magazine, June 22, 2005

What is Preservation

Rachel Brahinsky, San Francisco Bay Guardian: Vol 39, No 14, January 5-11 Edition, January 1, 2005

690 Market becomes A flak jacket

Dan Levy, San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2004

The Midpoint for Mare Island

Thomas York, California Construction Magazine, August 1, 2004

Ritz-Carlton planning Time-share club

Dan Levy, San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2004

Plan puts Market Street housing on fast track

James Temple, San Francisco Business Times, December 4, 2003

Market Street moves toward a turnaround

Elizabeth Browne, San Francisco Business Times, July 3, 2003

Exciting Prospect for Chronicle Building Restoration

San Francisco Architectural Heritage News: Vol XXXI No 4., January 1, 2002

California Bauhaus

Zahid Sardar, San Francisco Examiner, October 20, 1996

Old Buildings, New Designs

Architects+Artisans, November 29, 0011


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  • Prado Group
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  • Peebles Corporation
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  • Harrigan, Weidenmuller Company
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  • New Urban Properties
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  • Edgewood Children’s Center
  • All Saints Episcopal Church
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Current open positions:


The Office of Charles F Bloszies is an award winning, specialized firm engaged in urban infill design.  Our work ranges from adaptive re-use of large structures to new buildings on challenging sites.  Projects are mostly in San Francisco in highly visible locations.

We are a small office where everyone is exposed to the various phases of design and construction. We are seeking a well-educated, technically-oriented person to join our team to work on several interesting urban infill projects, including innovative ideas for addressing homelessness in the city, some of which are on the drawing boards already.


        7+ years of experience in an architectural office

        Architectural license (California) or on track to become licensed

        B Arch. or more advance degree(s)

        Complete and thorough mastery of AutoCad

        Extensive construction documents experience

        Keen interest in the crafting of working drawings

        Experience coordinating work of engineering consultants

        Knowledge of the San Francisco building code and permitting process

        Self-motivated, flexible personality

        LEED accreditation a plus

How to Apply

Email resume, work samples, and salary history to [email protected].  Include a brief cover letter indicating your level of interest in the repurposing of existing buildings and urban infill architecture.  Incomplete applications or links to your portfolio/website will not be considered.

No drop-in’s or phone calls please.