Konstantin Zlatev

Konstantin Zlatev

San Francisco, CA, US



Konstantin Zlatev

          Employment and Commissions

         Studios Architecture   San Francisco, CA                2007 - 2009;  2010 - 2011  

  • Collaboration in Design, Space planning, Design Development, Construction documents  preparation, Material selection for various office spaces, educational and public institutions. Latest, DD and CD for tenant improvement  project, 290 000sf, re-stack and remodel of 14 occupied floors in a Class A high-rise building for an international law firm  in Seattle, WA
  • 3D modeling)and rendering (Revit 2011)
  • physical model making

        Renewal of historic 150 year old house in rural tourist village
       Chokmanovo, Bulgaria, 2007 - present

  •  Design and implementation of major renovation works, including rebuilding structural stone walls, and replacing three floors of beam work. Project uses all local raw materials in keeping with historic nature.  Reworking the roof structure to accommodate nonstandard natural slate.
  • Supervising a crew of 5 persons and managing a constrained worksite (no vehicular access).

        Designer and Filmmaker
        Rockhopper Climbing   Berkeley, CA        2005 - 2010   

  • Film and create interactive DVD based guides and instructions for established climbing routes in California and Nevada.
  • Design, manufacture and import of clothing line. Distribution in specialty outlets.

          Artistic Director
          Tivella Inc. ,Half Moon Bay,  CA   2002 - 2003

  • Developed logo, branding mechanism and website for startup software company.
  • Designed consumer interfaces for Video on demand software.


     1995 - present

  •  St Ignatius church sculpture, San Francisco, CA. Designed and executed fiberglass sculpture for permanent installation in the renovated baptistery. Worked with staff of Jesuit theologians to create appropriate presentation. Ran concurrent web page to interface with parishioners during the finalization of design and casting of final design.


         National Speleology Museum,  Chepelare, Bulgaria      1996 - 2000

  • Commissioned to design new museum exhibit for a non-profit group. Subsequently retained as a consultant for graphic presentation and special design within the museum.

          Exhibitions and publications

  • "Wild wild urbanism" edited by studio (n-1)                                          2006
  •  "5x2" , Balz Mueller, Mark Donohue                                                        2006
  •  Exhibition "Contemporary Bulgarian sculpture.",   Ravenna, Italy    1997
  • One-man shows: Sofia, ”Makta Gallery”,                                               1995, 1997
  • Published illustrations for various books, 1995 -2011


  • California College of Arts        San Francisco, CA    

        Master of Architecture, May 2006.

  • SFSU College of Extended Learning    San Francisco, CA               

          Multimedia classes, 1998.

  • VTUniversity   Veliko Tarnovo                   Bulgaria

         MFA in Sculpture, 1900-1995. Teacher in fine arts and aesthetics

  • School of Fine and Applied Arts,            Plovdiv, Bulgaria       1984-1988


  • Revit
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Rhinoceros
  • SketchUp
  • Model and mold making
  • Resign and metal casting
  • Filming and video editing
  • Hand rendering
  • Photography



Department of Public Work Bureau of Architecture, San Francisco, CA, US, architectural associate

Jan 2012 - current
Mar 2008 - Feb 2011


Aug 2003 - May 2006

Veliko Turnovo University "Cv. Cv. Kiril i Metodii", Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, Masters, Fine Arts

Fine Arts, specialization in sculpture;
Teaching degree in fine arts, aesthetics

Sep 1990 - May 1995

Areas of Specialization