Designed by Glenn Rescalvo, partner at Handel Architects, NEMA paints a dynamic modern silhouette across the San Francisco skyline. The building’s façade, composed of multi-faceted glass and dark metal, reflects the light of the city sky and recalls the silvery tones of the Pacific coastline.
With a LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, NEMA is a responsible member of the San Francisco community thanks to a host of strategies that minimize its environmental footprint and make everyday life better.
NEMA's extensive bicycle storage, electric car charging stations, and low-emitting vehicle sharing options, are complemented by the building's accessible location within walking distance of metro stations, shuttle and bus stops. From interiors designed with low-emitting and recycled materials to landscaped rooftops that minimize San Francisco’s urban heat island effect, NEMA is an environmentally-friendly home inside and out.
Nothing says “welcome home” like a warm smile. Thoughtfully designed to create the perfect transition between your city and your private community, NEMA’s North and South Tower lobbies are attended around the clock by our helpful staff.
The North Tower Lobby can be entered via the public art plaza at 10th and Market Streets. A granite pathway leads from the curb through the glass doors, ultimately merging into the sculptural granite concierge desk. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls offer views of the plaza and bring in abundant natural light, creating a visual connection with the soothing green tones of NEMA’s outdoor landscaping.
The intimate South Tower Lobby, accessed via 10th Street, features an artwork inspired by NEMA’s tagline “Made in San Francisco”. The mood is always resonant with the time of day: bright lighting and energetic background music in the early hours, softer lighting and more mellow tunes in the evening. Both lobbies are equipped with digital device charging stations, digital touch screen messaging boards, and reliable Wi-Fi coverage.
A bespoke collection of luxury furnishings, sourced primarily from California-based companies and craftspeople, incorporates supple leather finishes, exotic and reclaimed wood, and rich textiles.