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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.  Check out the new positions on our 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 Architects for
3506 Cutting Blvd in Richmond, CA.

G7A has teamed with Integral Group LLC and Monica Wilson | Community + Real Estate Development.  The project received a unanimous approval to move forward by Richmond's City Council.

The mixed use project will include 100 new residential units, community space and adaptive reuse of a former fire training center.

Other recent news can be found here.

G7A is proud to introduce returning member Sophia Gonzales to our team!

We are pleased to welcome back Interior Designer Sophia Gonzales, ASID to G7A.  She has just graduated from The New School's Parson School of Design and brings her fresh talent to work on the expanding design services to our team.

GA has a new look, new moniker…

Notice anything different?  This year, we are turning 28, and G7A is pleased to make the debut of our new website that covers the full depth and breadth of our experience!  Our core design projects are showcased with new ones being added regularly.  The projects shown reflect the firm’s  experience in working holistically on developments from master planned, sustainable communities to places to work, live and play.

To go along with our new web presence, we are rolling out a shiny new logo, reflecting some of our ambitions going forward as well as paying respects to our past and some of the constants in our practice.  So how did we come up with G7A you ask?  Well, it was simple.  Since our inception we have been located at 67A Water Street.  It's our home, and a major constant for us.  (Hint:  Be looking forward to some upcoming developments to Water 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).

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

G7A Named Associate Architect for the Central Candlestick Point Development...

San Francisco is going through a lot of changes, and with change comes growth.  The combined Candlestick Point and Hunter's Point Developments from Lennat Urban in southeast San Francisco will bring over 10,000 new residential units to a city that is desperate for housing.  Nearly one third of these units have been set aside as inclusionary housing, in an effort to foster a diverse and dynamic neighborhood that marries existing with new.

 

This phase - the Central Candlestick Point Development - will include 500,000sf of new retail, 262 units of market rate housing, a new performing arts venue, underground parking, and the realization of a comprehensive 24 acre urban plan that includes social space and pedestrian/bike friendly streets.  The development seeks to be a model for sustainability in keeping with its status as a landmark development for the City of San Francisco.

 

G7A has been named as associate architect to SmithGroup JJR for this phase of the Candlestick Point Development.  We are excited and grateful to be a part of this iconic development!

G7A Awarded Meadows Court Housing Commission in Vacaville...

Our Veterans 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 proposed project 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. Two buildings – one composed of 4 units, and one of 5 – will be renovated to include a combination of stacked one bedroom and studio units for a total of 59 dwellings. Minor reconfiguration of the unit interiors will be required to accommodate this change, as well as to accommodate provisions for universal access within select units and the site.  A new set of community spaces will house the development’s social programs and offices. To further strengthen community, social nodes will be developed throughout the site.

 

Through creative use of color, modest materials and judicious selection of landscaping, the buildings and site will be 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 on site renewable energy through new solar panels, and reduction of heat island effects by reducing the amount of asphalt paving through the use of permeable paving and addition of new shade trees, and use of drought tolerant native plantings.

 

Meadows Court:  Vacaville, CA

G7A Named Associate Architect for MB7...

G7A has been named the Associate Architect to David Baker + Partners for Mission Bay Block 7W

 

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

 

The development brings 200 residences 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.

 

The building wraps around a large communal open space for gathering and relaxing.  At the west side, a second-level podium courtyard tops the embedded garage; at the east a ground-level courtyard features a community pavilion with space and amenities for residents to gather, cook, or do laundry. The courtyard, while secure and protected, is visually open, providing glimpses of green to passersby through the entryway.

 

This high-density design is located along the Fourth Street bicycle route and adjacent to the Third Street Light Rail. It features 200 secure residential as well as visitor bicycle parking spaces. The design will incorporate a series of complementary sustainable strategies—such as energy efficiency, domestic solar hot-water panels, and drought-tolerant landscaping—to achieve a high GreenPoint Rating.

Mission Bay Block 7 West:  San Francisco, CA

Irving Gonzales AIA, 2016 AIASF Board Immediate Past President...

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