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About Heller Manus Architects

Heller Manus Architects is an internationally recognized, San Francisco‐based architecture and urban design firm,with offices in San Francisco and Shanghai. The firm has spent 30 years developing a diversified, client‐oriented firm that is a design and sustainability leader in the profession.

In alignment with the firm’s dedication to sustainability, Heller Manus Architects is located in the LEED‐Platinum certified Transamerica Pyramid. Heller Manus avoids a singular design approach and focuses instead on finding the ideal design solution for each project.

The firm’s depth of experience encompasses a wide range of major new and restoration/renovation projects including residential, commercial, civic, academic/research, rehabilitation/adaptive reuse, hospitality and retail, as well as urban design assignments in the San Francisco Bay Area, other U.S. cities, and in China.

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Heller Manus Architects at CTBUH

Jeffrey Heller

Jeffrey Heller

CTBUH Annual Conference, Presenter, 2014
San Francisco, United States

Eric Lundquist

Eric Lundquist

CTBUH Innovation Conference, Speaker, 2019
San Francisco, United States

CTBUH Resources Involving Heller Manus Architects

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

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Transit-Oriented Development Comes to the Transbay District

10 Apr 2019 – Matthew Lituchy, Jay Paul Company; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects

Occupant Evacuation Elevators: The Future of Tall Fire Safety

10 Apr 2019 – Eric Lundquist, Heller Manus Architects

A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism

18 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference
Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects

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A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism

16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings
Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects

A New Approach to Green Urban Development in Asia

Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai
Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects

San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives

Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai
Jeffrey Heller, Clark Manus & Craig Nikitas, Heller Manus Architects

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Videos

Transit-Oriented Development Comes to the Transbay District
10 Apr 2019 – Matthew Lituchy, Jay Paul Company; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
181 Fremont is a mixed-use, transit-oriented high-rise development in Downtown San Francisco’s new Transbay District. It stands out in a sea of new glass towers because of its eye-catching exoskeleton, diagonal bracing and sawtooth curtain wall. The…
Occupant Evacuation Elevators: The Future of Tall Fire Safety
10 Apr 2019 – Eric Lundquist, Heller Manus Architects
181 Fremont is the first tall building in the US to fully use Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) as a means of evacuation and firefighting in an emergency. OEO is the specific elevator system of operations that tells Occupant Evacuation Elevators (…
A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Every key aspect of sustainable urbanism is incorporated and integrated into the tallest mixed use, LEED Platinum tower on the west coast of North America, 181 Fremont. The exoskeleton structure is an advanced tuned design that is notched to create…
2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 13 - Q & A
18 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 13 Questions & Answers session with speakers Prasetyo Adi, PDW Architects; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects; and Julian Chen & Claude Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects.
The Future of Sustainable Urban Design on a Large Scale: Guangzhou
3 Feb 2010 – Presentation at Building Tall Skyscraper Lecture Series; Jeff Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Recently, China’s central government has developed an advanced and progressive sustainable policy. Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, has made a commitment to aggressively adopting this program in order to redevelop its urban core. In this…
Interview: East Coast vs. West Coast
23 Oct 2009 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Clark Manus, Heller Manus
Clark Manus of Heller Manus is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2009 CTBUH Chicago Conference at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Clark talks about the differences and commonalities of east coast versus west coast tall buildings.
East Coast / West Coast Tall – Commonalities and Differences
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Clark Manus, Heller Manus Architects
There is a healthy rivalry between the different regions of the US, that extends to construction and tall buildings. Increasingly with climate change in recent years, we have seen this rivalry manifest itself in several cities competing for the…
Session 3 - Tall Buildings: Adopting an Icon Q & A
22 Oct 2009 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Panel Questions & Answers
The Session S3 speaker panel consisting of: Arthur Gensler, Chairman, Gensler, San Francisco; Tony Kettle, International Group Design Director, RMJM, UK; and Clark Manus, FAIA, CEO, Heller Manus Architects, San Francisco, AIA Vice-President / 2011…
San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives
3 Mar 2008 – Presentation at 2016 China Conference Interviews; Jeffrey Heller, Clark Manus & Craig Nikitas, Heller Manus
Jeffrey Heller & Clark Manus, of Heller Manus, talked about San Francisco as an interesting and prototypical example of what is and will be happening to important second tier cities at the CTBUH 8th World Congress in Dubai. The change of attitude…

Papers/Research

A LEED Platinum Global Model for Vertical Urbanism
16 Sep 2014 – CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Every key aspect of sustainable urbanism is incorporated and integrated into the tallest mixed use, LEED Platinum tower on the west coast of North America, 181 Fremont. The exoskeleton structure is an advanced tuned design that is notched to create…
A New Approach to Green Urban Development in Asia
Sep 2012 – CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
Development in China has presented an opportunity for a new paradigm in the creation of large-scale, low-carbon /carbon-neutral high-rise, mixed-use urban centers. Two projects, one in Guangzhou and one in Beijing from the same developer, have…
San Francisco: Promoting Tall Buildings Through Sustainable Incentives
Mar 2008 – CTBUH 2008 8th World Congress, Dubai; Jeffrey Heller, Clark Manus & Craig Nikitas, Heller Manus Architects
The past decades have shown some major changes in our urban settlements. The globalization of our societies and economies has brought change to cities. This inevitable push skyward, a manifestation of the pressures of urban growth, has come to San…
Emergency Evacuation Core Proposal: 25 May 2002
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
This proposal for an enhanced emergency core was inspired by the images of the courageous firefighters climbing the stairs of the World Trade Center against the torrent of occupants pouring down the stairs.