Renovation/Restoration, Award of Merit: 140 New Montgomery, San Francisco

Photo by Tim Griffith
The project returned the resplendent lobby to its original state.

Seismic upgrades were performed and all major building systems were replaced on a 1920s-era, 26-story tower—one of the tallest buildings of its time on the West Coast. Originally designed by Timothy Pflueger, the Art Deco "monument to talk" was the home of Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. for 80 years, until the sale of the terra cotta-and-brick landmark. During the LEED-Gold-certified makeover, crews returned the resplendent lobby to its original state, preserved antique wood doors and replaced original windows with high-efficiency substitutes.

Key Players

Contractor Plant Construction Co. LP

Owner Wilson Meany + Stockbridge Capital Group

Lead Design Perkins + Will

Structural Engineer Holmes Culley

MEP Engineer Integral Group

Historic Preservation Consultants Page & Turnbull; SGH