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G7A is still growing, and maturing!

We have immediate openings for a range of exciting positions in our San Francisco Office and collocated collaborations.  Check out the new positions on our Job Opportunities section.

With the growth of the firm, so grows our studio space.  We are tripling our home.  Stay tuned for the Open House announcement.  We'd love to have you over.

G7A has been selected as Associate Architects for
Treasure Island Stage 1 New Housing

G7A has teamed with Fougeron Architecture to design 160 new units of market rate housing alongside Master Architect SOM with Craig Hartman and Developer Wilson Meany and a host of other notable design teams.

Other recent news can be found here.

G7A is proud to announce the 'launch' of Sophia Gonzales, Project Coordinator and Interior Designer

It's not often we're happy to see our talent move on. However, we are supportive of our former staff's ambitions as they grow beyond our small firm and practice.  Sophia will now be working as Project Coordinator for the prestigious firm of Skidmore Owings and Merrill in NYC, one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world.  Congratulations!

Gonzales Architects has a new look, new moniker, new tag line…

Time flies when you're having fun.  This year, we turn 30, and G7A is pleased to announce a forthcoming refresh of our website to better cover the full depth and breadth of our experience.  Our core design projects will be showcased in greater depth with many of their back-stories.  In the meantime, visit our social media spots at FaceBook, LinkedIn and Instagram as we provide more frequent updates on our current projects and community achievements.  In the meantime, the projects shown here reflect the firm’s experience working holistically on developments from master planned, sustainable communities to places to work, live and play.

To go along with our web presence, we are happy to report that our shiny new logo turns 2 (just like our golden doodle office mascot Pablo), reflecting the ambitions of the firm.  Many still ask how we came up with G7A.  It was simple.  Since our inception we have been located at 67A Water Street.  It's our home, and a major constant for us, so much so that urban improvements, annual block party and a new developments to Water Street is just "down the street."  We've got some ideas of how we'd like to give back to our local community by developing our alley and our building into a social node.  Stay tuned…

Our future is looking bright!  In combination with our new outlook and emerging projects, we are looking to expand, bringing on new staff and growing the practice to better serve our clients, community, and our mission.  The '7' in our new logo is also a nod to our staff expansion.  We look forward to talking you about how we can work together to make the future even brighter!

G7A Named Associate Architect for Treasure Island, Stage 1 Development Block C3.4

San Francisco is going through a lot of changes, and with change comes expansion.  This new City neighborhood has been master planned by Skidmore Owings and Merrill with Architect Craig Hartman leading a collection of some of the City's most highly regarded and talented architectural teams.  We are pleased to be part of the Fougeron Architecture team working on one of the many Cityside blocks with amazing views of the San Francisco skyline!

 

This Stage 1 phase will include our Block C3.4 – a 1.3 acre parcel at the northwest edge of this development.  Initial concepts are being developed and it is an exciting and fluid process with near daily design iterations as we move to a Fall submittal and presentation to SOM and developer Wilson Meany.  Our project currently consists of approximately 160 units of housing of studio, 1BR, 2BR and 3BR units, amenity and open courtyard and private outdoor spaces.

Meadows Court Housing nearing completion in Vacaville...

Our Veterans and their families deserve a place to call home, and one that is affordable and dignified.  This project in Vacaville, CA works towards providing that for them.  The project is nearly complete and consists of the rehabilitation of 11 multifamily buildings located on the 6 parcels that comprise Meadows Court.  All 51 units on the site are two story, stacked townhomes with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. 

 

Through creative use of color, modest materials and judicious selection of landscaping, the buildings and site have been brought current and given a contemporary function and appearance, thus taking a sustainable approach with the rehabilitation of existing housing stock and providing innovative features such as provisions for on site renewable energy with future solar panels.

 

Stay tuned, and return often as we begin posting photos of the completed project. 

 

Meadows Court:  Vacaville, CA

FIVE88 recently completed...and already is winning awards!

G7A is pleased to announce our collaboration with DBA, FIVE88 has been awarded a 2018 AIA/HUD Secretary's Housing and Community Design Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing Design, a 2018 AIASF Architecture Merit Award + Social Responsibility Commendation, and a Gold Nugget Honor Award.

 

This affordable mixed-use building of worker housing fills the western portion of Block 7—on Fourth Street between China Basin and Mission Bay Boulevard North—within Mission Bay South Redevelopment Area.

 

To the excitement and relief of San Francisco working families, the development brings the largest number of affordable workforce housing units (200) and 10,000 sf of neighborhood-serving retail to the developing area.  The retail arcade wraps around the corner at Mission Bay Boulevard North, creating a lively interaction with the adjacent UCSF campus.

 

Keep watch of this site and project pages to see the amazing photos of the completed work!   In the meantime, you can view here.

FIVE88:  San Francisco, CA

Irving Gonzales AIA, 2016 AIASF Board Immediate Past President. And there's more, stay tuned…

Pictured: 2014 AIASF President Marianne O'Brien FAIA, 2015 AIASF President Irving A. Gonzales AIA, Executive Director Jennifer Jones MS CAE IOM