Our Work

Globe Mills

Globe Mills was built in the late 1800’s and included a flour mill, barley mill, paste house, boiler and multiple silos. It was closed in 1968 and for the next 40 years sat dormant, surviving multiple fires. Technically, visually and functionally challenging was the task to convert the seismically unstable and hazardous grain storage building into modern residential use. Elements such as fire access, stairs, elevators and sewer service were added. Having gone through a significant seismic retrofit and historic rehabilitation, Globe Mills has been reborn into a mixed-use facility, providing market-rate loft apartments, affordable housing and retail. Two new buildings exceed energy requirements by 20%. The project spurs Sacramento’s vision to sustainably revitalize one of its oldest neighborhoods.

Location: Sacramento, CA

Year: 2008

Client Team: Applied Architecture, Inc.

Construction Cost: 30 Million

Scale: 50,000 SF


2010 Outstanding historical renovation 
ASCE region 9

2009 Best renovation/restoration California construction

2009 ASCE outstanding project of the year award for structural project

2009 Design honor award, AIA CV

Best projects of 2009 award, mcgraw hill

2009 Transit oriented development of the year, Sacramento regional transit

2009  J. Timothy Anderson Award for excellence in historic presevation, best historic rehabilitation, national housing & rehabilitation association

2009  Showcase Project for Sacramento area youth sustainability council, local government commission

2008 Redevelopment Excellence, national association of local housing