Glenn Rescalvo, FAIA


Glenn Rescalvo FAIA is a Partner at Handel Architects and oversees a significant portion of the firm’s work from the San Francisco office. His work includes notable projects in cities around the world.

Current work includes a variety of projects in San Francisco including Coterie Cathedral Hill, Serif and The Line Hotel, Pier 70 Parcel K North, 1320 Washington Street, 321 Florida Street, and 3333 California Street. In Seattle, he is leading the design of 801 Blanchard Street, in Los Angeles he is leading the design for a new mixed-use complex at Angels Landing, and in Austin he is engaged in a number of projects including the new Four Seasons Private Residences at Lake Austin.

Recently completed work includes Union House, 950 Tennessee, 288 Pacific, and Murano, all in San Francisco; Proper Hotel and Residences tower in Austin; The Pacific, an adaptive reuse project in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco which set a sales price record in the city; and Ten Thousand, a new luxury rental tower in Los Angeles. Previous work includes the W Hotel in Santiago, a 31-story mixed-use complex in Santiago, Chile and the Rosewood Abu Dhabi, a 1.1 million sq. ft. luxury, hotel and residential development on the coast in Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Prior to opening the San Francisco office in 1994, Mr. Rescalvo was a Senior Designer at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, P.C. While at KPF Mr. Rescalvo collaborated on a number of office building projects including the Chalpultepec Tower in Mexico City, the Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, the Hanseatic Trade Center in Hamburg, the State House in London, the Station Building in Nagoya, and the Telecom Competition in Buenos Aires.

Mr. Rescalvo's projects have received recognition both locally and abroad and have been published in Urban Land, Architecture, Architecture + Urbanism, Oculus, Architectural Record, Interni Magazine, and Icons of Architecture: The 20th Century.

Mr. Rescalvo holds his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and his Master of Architecture from Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the Residential Builders Association, the San Francisco Chapter of the Site Planning and Urban Research Foundation, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

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