181 Fremont Receives 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction Award

We are honored to announce that 181 Fremont has received the 2019 American Institute of Steel Construction Award in the category that recognizes innovative use of structural steel in projects greater than $75 million.

The Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program is the highest honor awarded to building projects by the U.S. structural steel industry, according to AISC. It recognizes excellence and innovation in the use of structural steel on building projects across the country.

Architectural Digest took notice of the recent honor as well as our column-free interior floor plans stating, “The plan maximizes living space and minimizes view obstructions. Architect Jeffrey Heller was responsible for the 55 luxury condominiums, taking inspiration from his love of sailing and the water views. The exterior incorporates flowing lines in an effect that resembles dozens of connected ship masts. The building’s 25-foot-tall, glass-enclosed lobby was designed by Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, and features a textured gold-leaf dome and banquette seating. Residents can take advantage of an entire floor devoted to amenities, including a wrap-around observation terrace, fitness center, and yoga room, two lounges, a library, catering kitchen, and conference room.”

181 Fremont was engineered to be the most resilient building on the West Coast and the structural engineers at Arup had to think outside of the box in order to exceed all current standards for seismic resiliency.

They devised an ingenious aluminum exoskeleton structural support system that behaves like a giant shock absorber whenever there is seismic activity underfoot. A series of sub-foundation viscous dampers allows for a completely elastic superstructure, with plumbing and electrical lines designed with enough flexibility to move without disruption.

“We created a structure designed to endure,” said Ibrahim Almufti, Arup Structural Engineer.

The building, offering 55 condos for sale in SoMa, San Francisco, also features the deepest caissons of any residential tower in San Francisco, burrowing 260 feet into the bedrock. The building’s foundation is designed to uplift slightly to create additional space for movement with a set of safety elevators designed to remain operational during seismic activity.

Learn more at https://www.181fremont.com/building.

Spring Exhibitions at SFMOMA

Those who live at 181 Fremont have the best of San Francisco’s evolving art scene at arm’s reach. Just ten minutes from your doorstep lies one of the most celebrated art museums in the nation, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

This spring, dive into the many modern and contemporary art exhibitions as part of the museum’s spring lineup that features Andy Warhol, Suzanne Lacy Retrospectives, plus single-gallery presentations on view dedicated to Rodney McMillian, Alexander Calder, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, and more.

Here are a few of our favorites that you won’t want to miss:

New Work: Rodney McMillian
Now – June 9, 2019 
Much of Rodney McMillian’s work speaks to how American politics and social histories shape matters relating to class, race and gender. The exhibit features a painted abstract panorama spanning the entire gallery, paired with a soundscape incorporating iconic 1980s songs performed by McMillian, along with the voice of a social advocate proposing radically new language and policies around the condition of homelessness. This exhibition is his first solo museum presentation on the West Coast.

snap+share: transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks
March 30 – August 4, 2019 
Photo taking and sharing has become ever-present in our daily lives. At the snap+share exhibition, trace the evolution of sharing photographs in a visual and unique way with examples of 1960s and ’70s mail art, physical piles of pictures uploaded to the Internet over a 24-hour period, and a working refrigerator that allows participatory meme-making. Spanning the history of mail art to social networks, explore how networks are created through sending photos and how those networks have changed in the age of the Internet. The show presents a variety of artists working in various media, including On Kawara, Ray Johnson, Moyra Davey, Erik Kessels, Corinne Vionnet, and David Horvitz.

Suzanne Lacy: We Are Here
April 20 – August 4, 2019
Explore Suzanne Lacy’s entire career, from her earliest works on feminism to her latest video installations, at the co-organized exhibition by SFMOMA and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Honoring the voices and contributions of women to public life, the YBCA presentation will revisit key collaborative projects from a modern-day perspective including an in-depth focus on The Oakland Projects, a series on youth leadership, public policy and community.

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again
May 19 – September 2, 2019 
Organized by the Whitney Museum of American ArtFrom A to B and Back Again is the first Andy Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989. Reevaluating the complexities of Warhol’s instantly recognizable works and 40-year career, this exhibition will feature more than 300 works of art stretching across three floors of SFMOMA.

JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco
May 23, 2019–April 27, 2020
Over the course of two months, internationally recognized artist, JR, set up a mobile studio at more than 20 locations around San Francisco, where he filmed and interviewed nearly 1,200 people across the city’s diverse communities. Celebrating their voices, this exhibition will feature a digital mural bringing the untold stories and faces of San Francisco to life.

For the full list of 2019 exhibitions, visit https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/.