San Francisco’s Millennium Tower Earns Two Recognitions

Millennium Tower, a 60-story residential tower in San Francisco completed in April of this year and designed by Handel Architects for Millennium Partners, features extensive use of glass and glazing details. The tower consists of a 60-story residential tower, a nine-story mid-rise portion with apartments, an amenity level, retail space and a public glass atrium. 

The project recently received two awards from California Construction magazine. It was awarded the 2009 Award for Outstanding Project Management and the 2009 Award of Merit for a Multi-Family Residential project.

According to project architects, the tower’s exterior design resembles a translucent crystal. It features approximately 340,000 square feet of curtainwall supplied by YKK AP and glass from SYP. Approximately 12,000 square feet of Viracon glass was used in the podium skylight, while Oldcastle Glass provided the glazing for the guardrails.

Members of the Handel Architects project team include: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA (partner-in-charge); with Gerald Sams, AIA; John Ishihara; Bennett Shen; David Green, RA; Darren Barboza; Vivian Lee, AIA; Harriet Chang, RA; Nora Enriquez; Rennain Garnes; Kristin Tang; Stanley Wong, RA; and Marcela Breton, IIDA, LEED AP.

Enclos Corp. served as the contract glazier and CDC was the curtainwall consultant.

CLICK HERE to see an interview with Handel’s Glenn Rescalvo shot during the AIA Show earlier this year.


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