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Welcome Home,
San Francisco

The multifaceted glass façade of NEMA's four linked apartment towers adds a dynamic modern silhouette to the San Francisco skyline, while a street-level art installation inspired by California's natural environment reflects the aesthetic of the interior spaces.

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The Architect

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NEMA San Francisco was designed by Glenn Rescalvo, a partner at Handel Architects. 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. Its striking silhouette symbolizes NEMA’s unique take on NorCal living.

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“The design inspiration for NEMA was to create a residential building, which would reflect the present and future cultural changes of San Francisco apartment living. Combining technology and the desire for young urbanites to thrive in a vibrant environment, NEMA offers an amazing visual experience packed with covetable amenities.”

—   Glenn Rescalvo


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 friendly, helpful staff.

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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.

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The intimate South Tower Lobby, accessed via 10th Street, features an artwork inspired by NEMA’s “Made in San Francisco” mantra. 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.


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NEMA San Francisco boldly embraces the brand’s commitment to art. From lobbies to residential corridors and amenity areas, NEMA is adorned with a variety of multi-media pieces by local and renowned artists, often showcasing local inspiration, and always thoughtfully curated to create an elevated sense of home for residents.

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Efficient, engaged, and fully wired for seamless access to everything you need—this reflects NEMA’s hallmark belief in creating living spaces enhanced by technology.

  • Mobile App

    Custom-built lifestyle management app with options to pay rent, submit maintenance requests, manage deliveries, guest access, reserve amenities, valet, services, and more

  • Digital Touch Screen Message Boards

    Interactive visual displays offering timely information feeds and announcements; events, news, resident perks, weather, and more

  • Smart Elevators

    Destination Technology applies algorithms to group riders based on the desired floor

  • Keyless Entry Doors

    Secure and convenient keyless access via an RFID fob and keycard

  • Distributed Antenna System (DAS)

    Supporting building-wide LTE reception

  • WiFi Ready

    Amenity-wide guest WiFi network

  • Peloton

    Workouts streamed live and on-demand

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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.

  • Sustainable Site

    The project is located on a previously developed site, reducing its development impact. The urban environment is extremely dense and walkable, with an average property density of 240,000 square feet per acre in the surrounding neighborhood. Building users have access to ample open space with three roof terraces providing a venue for fitness and social activities as well as nearly 9,000 square feet of vegetation.

  • Measurement & Verification

    A comprehensive Measurement & Verification Plan is in place to compare the actual measured energy consumption and demand of the building's systems with what was expected based on the design. The plan will help determine the building's overall energy savings over time and identify any problem areas where savings are lower than expected. All energy uses for the building are monitored, including individual electricity sub-meters for each residential tenant.

  • Reduced-Carbon Transportation

    NEMA provides secure bicycle storage for over 30% of residents, more than twice the required LEED threshold. The site is located within walking distance of light rail, subway, and public bus stops. For times when occupants do need to drive, NEMA provides several electric vehicle charging stations, as well as a vehicle sharing program that includes four low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles.

  • Efficient Water Use

    Demand on conventional water supplies and pressure on sewage treatment systems is reduced by the use of greywater. Re-using greywater also reduces the volume of effluent entering watercourses which can be ecologically beneficial. In times of drought, especially in urban areas, greywater use in gardens or toilet systems helps to achieve some of the goals of ecologically sustainable development.

  • Green Cleaning

    NEMA uses cleaning products and practices that have lower health and environmental impacts than conventional strategies to promote safety and wellness for its residents and staff.

  • Air Quality

    100% smoke free, NEMA also selects paints and finished based on their low chemical content to improve quality for all residents and staff

  • Transit-Oriented Location

    The site is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and multiple nodes of transportation. With a walking score of 98, a transit score of 100 and a bike score of 97, NEMA San Francisco is a walker, rider, and biker paradise (according to walkscore.com).

The Developer

Crescent Heights is one of the nation's leading urban real estate firms, specializing in the development, ownership, and operation of architecturally distinctive mixed-use high-rises in major cities across the United States. The company's 30-year history demonstrates its commitment to creatively designed, uniquely amenitized and fully serviced residential and hotel projects. The architecture, interiors, and amenities of each Crescent Heights Community are infused with the history, climate, and character of the building's local neighborhood. With a focus on both public and interior art and extensive lifestyle programming, Crescent Heights manages its projects to create authentic, positive experiences.