Serif Residences and The LINE Hotel wins AIA San Francisco design award

Serif Residences and The LINE Hotel wins a 2023 AIA San Francisco Design Award.

We're thrilled that our newest mixed-use project in San Francisco, Serif Residences and The LINE Hotel, has won a 2023 AIASF Design Award. Congratulations to the Handel project team of Glenn Rescalvo, John Ishihara, George Tolosa, Julia Leister, and Ashton Kidd, our design partners IwamotoScott Architecture, Knibb Design, Surfacedesign, Inc., and BAR Architects & Interiors, and our client Group I. See all the winners of 2023 AIA San Francisco Design Awards here!

Serif is a 12-story mixed-use hotel and residential building occupying the majority of a triangular block where San Francisco’s Union Square, Tenderloin and South of Market districts meet.

The scale and aesthetic of the project are designed to relate to the context of adjacent buildings in the Tenderloin and along Market Street. The building massing addresses the challenging proportions of the irregularly-shaped site while also carving out a generous outdoor plaza for the public realm on Turk Street.

Glass fiber reinforced concrete cladding takes cues from the masonry buildings of the surrounding area, while the patterning and textured character of the façade offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional punched windows in the neighborhood. Designed to read as a continuous wrapper around the building, the façade also employs variation and modulation in window openings and panel sizes to correspond to interior units for the hotel and residential spaces within.

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