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