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Charles Chase Architectural Resources Group
Charles Chase
Charles Chase
450 Sutter Street
450 Sutter Street Lobby/Wikipedia
Levi Plaza
Levi Plaza/Wikipedia
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art /Wikipedia
Bar Agricole
Bar Agricole/ © Joyce
Union Square
Union Square/Wikipedia

Charles brings more than thirty years of experience in architecture, historic preservation planning, new construction and rehabilitation. His past work in architectural practice, governmental service and nonprofit institutional management, provides a unique perspective and knowledge base to facilitate successful planning and project development. He has participated and directed planning, historic resource surveys, developed design guidelines and preservation plans serving private, public and nonprofit sectors throughout the Southeast and in California. Charles’ architectural design and preservation work has received honor awards from the American Institute of Architects. Charles has represented the United States and city governments in France and India.

Must-see historic building:
450 Sutter Street: Check out its beautiful Mayan Revival lobby.

Off-the-beaten-path architecture:
Pier 70—This is the best collection of maritime industrial architecture anywhere!

Best public parks/spaces:
Stop by Levi’s Plaza and Park by Lawrence Halprin and the Dogpatch Neighborhood.

Museums, galleries, and performing arts:
Take time to get to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (by Mario Botta), the nearby Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (Galleries and Forum Building by Fumihiko Maki and Theather by James Stewart Polshek), Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum, and the M.H. DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park (designed by Herzog and de Meuron).

Drinking, dining, and shopping:
Drinking: 
Bar Agricole: Go for the architecture and the scene.

Absinthe: Go for best Civic Center ambiance and a crowd headed to the symphony, theater, opera or ballet.

Dining:
Frances: For fine food in a warm and comfortable environment in the Mission neighborhood.

Boulevard: For bistro at its best.

Slanted Door: For an Asian inspiration.
  
Zero Zero: For the best bar and pizza combo.

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous: For ice cream while touring the Dogpatch neighborhood and Pier 70.

Shopping:
Union Square neighborhood: Center of San Francisco’s shopping universe.

 

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