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The Most Resilient Tall Condominium on the West Coast

For this urban multifamily development, the design integrates two distinct building images, “Grit” and “Grace.” The market-rate residential development, called Cellars at Pearl, builds on the personalities of the distinct architectural aesthetics to engage and revitalize the neighborhood.


Project: 181 Fremont

Location: San Francisco

Architect: Heller Manus Architects

Client: Jay Paul Company


Every square-inch of 181 Fremont’s 435,000 square-feet was engineered for superior performance, including the innovative, unitized curtainwall system featuring Solarban® 70 glass by Vitro Architectural Glass. The resilient façade that can handle high wind forces and seismic events up to 8.0 magnitude.

The design creates a sawtooth pattern throughout the curtainwall that acts as a passive solar design system with angled window mullions turned slightly inward to face one another.  Completed in May of 2018, the building’s office space has been fully leased by Facebook.

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