Walking Tour – Revealing the Visible: Stories Behind San Francisco’s Modern Edge With Jeffrey Heller

The East Cut Community Benefit District is proud to host a special behind-the-scenes walking tour of a few of The East Cut District’s most iconic residential and commercial projects with Jeffrey Heller, neighborhood resident, FAIA President, and Founder of San Francisco’s Heller Manus Architects. Ticket proceeds will go to support The East Cut CBD’s partnership with Downtown Streets Team.

The East Cut CBD represents the Rincon Hill, Folsom Street and Transbay areas. This unique part of San Francisco has experienced significant change and growth in the past few decades, including the removal of the Embarcadero Freeway and the densest concentration of new home construction in the Bay Area. The 21st Century has brought monumental residential and commercial towers juxtaposed with iconic San Francisco landmarks such as Klockars Blacksmith, the Sailor’s Union of the Pacific, and the Bay Bridge. If you stroll around The East Cut District today, amid the hustle-and-bustle you’ll discover intimate public spaces featuring world-class public art along with surprise views of the Bay sparkling in the sunshine and the twinkling Bay Lights racing across the Bay Bridge at night. Where coffee once roasted in the Hills Brothers factory and seamen lugged goods from docked ships, we now have modern office towers that are home to some of the most innovative companies in the world.

Since its beginning in 1984, Heller Manus Architects has established a reputation for influencing architecture and urban design in the Bay Area, nationally and internationally, including being the principle designers behind The East Cut District’s 555 Mission Street, LUMINA, The Infinity, The Metropolitan and 181 Fremont – the first REDi-certified high rise on the West Coast. Mr. Heller’s experience covers a broad range of professional endeavors. He is a leader in the profession and green movement with some of the first sustainable architecture and large scale urban planning projects in the United States and China, including the first LEED Gold office towers in the sister cities of San Francisco and Shanghai. Mr. Heller is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and has been recipient of several awards and honors including AIA design awards and various professional organizations’ awards. He has been guest lecturer and speaker at various academic and professional venues for more than 20 years.

We invite you to join us for this intimate walking tour to hear first-hand knowledge that only an architect such as Jeffrey Heller could share. A happy hour reception will follow at Local Restaurant.

Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.