AURA Condominiums

Sacramento, CA

Designed by world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, AURA Condominiums was envisioned as a landmark building for Sacramento. With an overall height of 440 feet, the 39-story mixed-use tower would include retail, parking, and 31 floors of residential units. To support the architect’s vision of floor-to-ceiling windows at the exterior, Buehler proposed an alternate means of compliance for the lateral system to avoid code-required perimeter moment frames; this proposal was the first of its type approved by the City of Sacramento Building Department. Each floor plate had a unique shape and balcony layout, creating ‘slices’ in the exterior that generate a sense of movement in the façade.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 550,000 SF
  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind / Stantec
  • Construction Cost: $80,000,000
  • Contractor: Not Constructed

Rendering and model credit: Studio Daniel Libeskind and Buehler Engineering, Inc.