The Mill Building
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The Mill Building

November 20, 2014
Situated in San Francisco’s Inner Mission district, this rehabilitation and conversion of the Pacific Felt Company building created 35 live/work units and 10 commercial units for use by multi-media start-up companies and artists. An important aspect of the conversion (from a brick and timber warehouse built in 1886) was the removal of existing internal partitioning which obscured the building’s structure for nearly 50 years. Once exposed, structure became the spatial framework both in plan and section for organization of the units. To accommodate seismic and accessibility requirements, the mezzanine levels were built on the first and second floor by utilizing the attic space formed by the existing timber roof trusses. In plan, the partitions are set off by the structural grid to further enhance the building’s historic character.

Location / year

San Francisco, CA / 1998


Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP


Brooks Dunn
Kit Gibbs
Chris Schabacker
Mallory Shure
Chris Tymoff
Casper Mork-Ulnes
Kristen Wagen

Square Footage

50,000 GSF

Principals in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP

Photographic Credits

Matthew Millman

Project Scope

Historical Renovations

Project Managers

De Witt Brock

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