• 181 Fremont
  • Guangzhou North Axis Master Plan
  • Heller Manus San Francisco projects


Heller Manus Architects has dedicated more than thirty years to developing a diversified, client-oriented firm that is a design and sustainability leader in the profession.

Our design philosophy is based on innovative design, grounded in a respect for continuity and context, particularly in the urban setting. Our designs express not only a functional purpose, but also physical and social context, thereby ensuring quality and relevance for generations to come. Ours is a timeless philosophy.

Our portfolio includes a variety of project types ranging from master plans to in-fill buildings, sleek high-rise office towers, residential multi-unit buildings and transportation facilities to historic and civic renovations. Our design is done with a common characteristic: high-quality, cost-effective design that is sensitive to the end users’ function. Each new commission is treated as an individual project with distinct attributes. We take these challenges and create the ideal design solution exclusively for the project. Longstanding client relationships and repeat business is a true testament to the success of our personal approach to design.

Since 2004, Heller Manus International has experienced dynamic growth throughout China fostered by strong professional relationships with clients, decision makers, community organizations and local design firms. Our desire to be fully engaged with Asian culture and people has broadened our portfolio as well as our appreciation and expertise.

Heller Manus has a long-established track record of maintaining high-quality design standards while obtaining approvals from governing agencies and neighborhood groups under difficult circumstances. By understanding the public nature of buildings in urban settings, our experience is seamlessly integrated into the design process. This approach consistently produces buildings with a strong, popular appeal.