450 Sutter Building
SIZE: 385,869 SF
450 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Art deco professional building

Proudly serving the Bay Area medical community since 1929, 450 Sutter Street remains San Francisco’s premier medical / professional building. It is well located in Union Square, just steps from the Financial District, Nob Hill, Chinatown, and SoMa. This beautiful and elegant 26-story Art Deco masterpiece was designed by world-famous San Francisco architect Timothy Pflueger and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 450 Sutter Building is the proud winner of The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award for Medical Office Building in the Pacific Southwest region, presented by BOMA International.

Awards and Accolades


  • 450 Sutter was originally conceived by an eccentric dentist, Francis Edward Morgan, Jr., who wanted an office building just for doctors and dentists.
  • Famed San Francisco architect Timothy Pflueger and his firm designed the 450 Sutter Building.  Pflueger chose the ancient Mayan culture as his inspiration, wanting to create an "American-style" building that wasn't based on classical European Greco-Roman designs.
  • The 450 Sutter Building officially opened on October 15, 1929 as the 2nd tallest building in San Francisco and is believed to have been the largest medical building in the world at the time.  It was among the last major high-rise buildings to be constructed in San Francisco until the postwar boom in the late 1950s.
  • In August 1963, the 450 Sutter Building was purchased by Harold Schnitzer, the late Founder and Chairman of Harsch Investment Properties.  Harold's son, Harsch President Jordan Schnitzer, is proud to build upon 450 Sutter's legacy by continually investing in and modernizing the building.
  • From 2007-2010, 450 Sutter underwent a massive Exterior Restoration Project.  The project restored the building's terra cotta facade, replacing thousands of the original worn 1929 tiles. The three-year project was one of the largest building restorations in San Francisco history.


  • Elegant suites starting at 400 rentable square feet, with many offering spectacular views of Union Square, the San Francisco Bay, the Financial District, and Coit Tower.
  • Recent renovations include new operable windows, new heating system, new energy-saving lighting, new security system with cameras on every floor, high-speed internet service, and corridor renovation.  Elevator modernization is pending.
  • On-site amenities include Wells Fargo Bank, the Sutter Street Cafe & Deli, tenant lounge, pharmacy, gym, and conference facilities with 24/7 access.
  • Located within walking distance of many public transportation systems including BART, SF Muni, and SamTrans. Two blocks from the future Union Square/Market Street Station on the new Central Subway.
  • Secure 24/7 garage with valet service, monthly parking, and hotel specials (must present hotel keycard to receive special rate; otherwise, posted rates apply). Valet parking is available to all tenants, staff, and guests of the 450 Sutter Building.  Monthly Parking is also offered at the 450 Sutter Garage, with privilege access from Bush Street.  Validated parking stickers for your guests may also be arranged with the Garage Office.  Bike Parking is also available within the Garage.  For additional parking needs in Union Square, please visit Harsch's Mason O'Farrell property.