The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) has selected 350 Mission Street as an Honor Award Recipient in the 2018 CRSI Honors Design and Construction Awards program. Now in its 40th year, the program recognizes projects that reflect an innovative use of steel reinforced concrete. Submissions were evaluated on ways in which reinforced concrete has improved the structure's value, sustainability, appearance, and durability.
350 Mission Street was honored for excellence in design and construction in the Office category. The design of the San Francisco tower was driven by environmental performance goals as well as the desire to foster social engagement in its neighborhood. In designing the building, an interdisciplinary team of architects and engineers sought to redefine what a lobby is and does—not only for the occupants of the building, but also for the greater public. Key factors that influenced the project team's decision to use reinforced concrete include flexibility in design, durability, resilience, financial savings, and sound and vibration control.