545 Mission Street Office Building

Office Building - Renovation
Project Number:
Beverly Willis and David Coldoff
San Francisco, California
Project Name:
545 Mission Street Office Building

Beverly Willis and David Coldoff purchased a five stories, brick building at 545 Mission Street, south of Market Street and adjacent to the city’s financial district for the architecture firm offices. Built in 1905, the 30,000 sq. ft. office building once housed printing presses. It was designed by Henry Schulze, a former partner of the more famous Henry Brown Jr., who designed San Francisco’s City Hall. The building had been damaged and repaired after the 1906 earthquake. The firm renovated the building, installing new plumbing, electrical services, an elevator, and interior finishes. When the renovation was complete, the name Willis and Associates, Inc. in twelve-inch high gold-gilt letters was blazoned across the face of the building.