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Heller Manus Architects is a nationally recognized, San Francisco-based architecture and urban design firm, with offices in San Francisco and Shanghai. The firm has dedicated more than 30 years to developing a diversified, client-oriented practice that is a design and sustainability leader in the profession. In alignment with the firm’s dedication to sustainability, the firm’s offices are located in the LEED-Platinum certified Transamerica Pyramid Center. Heller Manus’s design vocabulary focuses on creating the ideal design solution rather than a singular, signature approach for each commission. The firm’s portfolio has dramatically expanded since its formation in 1984, encompassing a wide range of major new and reconstruction projects including residential, commercial, civic, academic/research, rehabilitation/adaptive reuse, hospitality and retail, as well as urban design plans in the San Francisco Bay Area, several U.S. cities, and in China’s largest cities. From a landmark City Hall Beaux-Arts renovation to high-rise commercial buildings, from mixed use buildings to residential buildings of all sizes, and from transportation projects to large- and small-scale retail designs, Heller Manus’ projects share a common characteristic: high-quality, cost-effective design that is sensitive to the end users’ function. The design of buildings and city districts appropriately respond to the environmental context and the place where they are built. Over the last decade, Heller Manus International has experienced dynamic growth across China in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Inner Mongolia, and the greater Beijing area fostering strong professional relationships with clients, decision makers, community organizations and local design firms. Beyond the practice, the founding partners are leaders in the architectural profession: Jeffrey Heller served as President of the California Architects Board and Clark Manus served as the 87th President of the American Institute of Architects.