BEFORE & AFTER: McMillan Pazdan Smith transforms old Claussen Bakery into modern office space

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McMillanPazdanSmith_ClaussenMcMillan Pazdan Smith moved into its new 16,00-square-foot home in the former Claussen Bakery Building at 400 Augusta St. in late February. By choosing to re-use the original structure, the firm was able to preserve the historic integrity and unique character of the 1930s industrial space, while still giving the building a fresh, contemporary upgrade, including a complete modernization of the building’s systems.


 

Before photos by Jeff Hammond of Traveling Light Photography

After photos by staff photographer Greg Beckner

 

Below is the second floor before renovation [first photo] and after renovation [second photo].

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Below, an old freight elevator and empty floor space on the second floor before renovation [first]. After renovation, the elevator was converted into storage space while a new staircase, constructed next to the former elevator, connects the first and second floor. In the open space beyond, a series of private offices, conference rooms and support space run parallel to the open studio bay [second].

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This section [below] of the former bakery was constructed in the 1950s and received a slightly different treatment during renovation. A separate color scheme, including windows framed with the firm’s signature yellow, and exposed concrete mark the section of the building constructed in the 1950s.

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A break room featuring a table made with wood recovered from the bakery.

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The lobby reception area of the new office, with conference rooms beyond.

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Signage in the new McMillan Pazdan Smith offices.

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An original Claussen’s bike rack resides outside the newly renovated offices as a nod to the building’s rich history.

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