100 Van Ness Wins ENR’s Best of the Best AwardMar 23 2016 · 0 comments · Award-Winning Project, NISHKIAN MENNINGER, Residential ·0
Engineering News Record magazine (ENR), the leading engineering industry publication released its national “Best of the Best Projects” winners for 2015, designed to identify the pinnacle of design and construction achievements in the U.S. among projects completed between June 2014 and June 2015. Nishkian Menninger’s 100 Van Ness project won the “Best of the Best” in the Residential/Hospitality category in the nation, and is one of 20 “Best of the Best” projects profiled in the March 14 issue of the magazine.
The initial call for entries resulted in nearly 750 project teams submitting their best work to the regional Best Projects competitions. In each of the 10 regions, the editors assembled panels of judges to select the regional winners in 20 categories.
Once the regional winners were chosen, the top winners in each category from each region moved up to the national competition. A new set of judges from across the country examined each project in an effort to distinguish the best from the best in terms of teamwork, safety, overcoming challenges, innovation, and quality.
Formerly an office building, 100 Van Ness was converted into residential use. It is located in the Civic Center neighborhood near the San Francisco City Hall on Van Ness Avenue. The old building, completed in 1972, stands 415 feet (126.5 m) and has 29 floors of former office space that once housed the California State Automobile Association. The reconfiguration swapped an old precast-concrete wall system with a new unitized curtain wall. This adaptive-reuse project transformed the outdated office building into a 510,000 square feet modern apartment high-rise offering 418 units and many indoor and outdoor amenities in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood. “It was truly an honor for Nishkian Menninger to work alongside such a talented team on this prominent building on one of the most traveled streets in San Francisco,” says structural engineer Nick Herskedal. Levon Nishkian, President of Nishkian Menninger Dean Monks Chamberlain added, “This project also earned the San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deal of the Year award for rehab/renovation. All team members involved on the 100 Van Ness adaptive re-use project should be very proud. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to excellence.”
Learn more about 100 Van Ness here.
The 100 Van Ness Project Team
Owner: Emerald Fund + NREA
Lead Design Firm: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Contractor: Plant Construction Co. L.P.
Structural Engineer: Nishkian Menninger
Civil Engineer: BKF Engineers
MEP Engineer, Lighting Design: WSP Group
Interior Design: McCartan
Curtain-wall Consultant: Arup North America
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