Philip Proefrock

Old San Francisco Mint to Become a Gorgeous Green Museum

by , 07/27/10

San Francisco Mint Renovation by HOK, sustainable design, green design, green building, adaptive reuse, sustainable architecture, green renovation

Originally constructed in 1874, the San Francisco building was the second branch of the United States Mint. The building was designed by Alfred Mullet, who used a ‘floating’ foundation design which enabled the building to survive the earthquake, an approach which is still used to this day.

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