Schmidt Artist Lofts
Saint Paul, Minnesota
A landmark of Saint Paul’s West 7th Street, the Schmidt Brewery produced many iconic beers from its opening in 1885 to the last production in 2002. After years of discussion and false starts for reuse, the rehabilitation finally to fruition, and the the castle-like structure is now the Schmidt Artists Lofts, with 247 residential units and 13 new townhouses on the 15-acre site.
MacDonald & Mack was hired as the historic preservation architect, collaborating with BKV Group and the developer, Dominium, to adapt the building for new, modern use while retaining its historic character and character-defining details.