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Claussen Bakery, Adapative Reuse, Exterior

Our office is located in the historic Claussen Bakery, circa 1930s, and we renovated it for adaptive reuse in 2015.

TTI Innovation Center, front exterior at night

The 360,000 square-foot TTi Innovation Center houses testing labs, video and photography production, customer demo areas, and various support spaces.

Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School, Classroom

Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School was designed with flexible workstations, expansive daylighting, and bay doors.

Greenville Humane Society Front Exterior

The Greenville Humane Society welcomes homeless animals into a safe and healthy environment until they find their forever home.

Christ Church Episcopal School, Performing Arts Center

Christ Church Episcopal School's Performing Arts Center has a 600-seat theater and large lobby for pre-show events.

The Greer Cancer Institute Adolescent & Young Adult Lounge at Prisma Health offers pinball, video games, movies, and quiet space during treatment.

Bon Secours St Francis Millennium Cancer Center

Bon Secours St. Francis, Millennium Cancer Center features a colorful lighted atrium at dusk.

Judson Mill Lofts photo

Located in a revitalized, mixed-use community, Judson Mill offers modern apartments along with shops, dining, entertainment, rock climbing, and social spaces.

Urban Wren Restaurant + Winery

The Urban Wren Winery tenant upfit is located inside Markley Station, another MPS renewal project.

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Hello from Greenville


Greenville Address

McMillan Pazdan Smith

400 Augusta Street, Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29601

(864) 242-2033

(We are located in the former Claussen's Bakery building, circa 1930.)

Greenville Studio Director

Lisa Lanni

Lisa Lanni


Greenville Studio Director

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Greenville Parking

The building has a parking lot with several visitor spots near the entrance. If no visitor spots are available, please park in any of the unmarked parking spots in the upper level lot.

Greenville Culture

Greenville MPS Spins outing on the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Greenville takes MPS Spins on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Greenville crew at Cultivate Legacy firm-wide retreat

A few Greenville architects socialize at the Cultivate Legacy firm-wide meeting.

Greenville office Pet & Play Day with the Greenville Humane Society

Our Pet and Play Day for the win with the Greenville Humane Society!

Greenville Top Golf outing and social.

Rainbows are good omens on a Top Golf day in Greenville.

Greenville Bowling outing at Bowlero

Taking a bowling break at Bowlero.

MPS Greenville office United Way Campaign Kick-off with Project Host food truck

MPS Greenville kicks off our United Way Campaign with the Project Host food truck.

Greenville Tailgates with flag football at the park next to Double Stamp Brewery and Home Team BBQ for a little F&B + R&R.

Friday tailgate with flag football at the park, plus Double Stamp Brewery and Home Team BBQ for a little F&B + R&R.

Greenville Tailgates with flag football at the park next to Double Stamp Brewery and Home Team BBQ for a little F&B + R&R.

The Greenville flag football team poses for Friday Tailgate.

MPS Greenville office United Way School Tools volunteer day

MPS Greenville collects school tools and backpacks for United Way.

Greenville Summer Interns learning the ropes

Our summer interns learn the ropes and collaborate on a project in the Claussen Bread Box.

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Claussen’s Bakery

Historic photo of Girl Scouts selling cookies outside Claussen's Bakery

Girl Scouts selling cookies at Claussen’s, circa 1930 / 1940. Courtesy of: Greenville County Historical Society.

Claussens Bakery, May 1940, Courtesy of Greenville Historical Society

Claussen’s Bakery with bread delivery trucks, May 1940. Courtesy of: Greenville County Historical Society.

Claussen Bakery Historic Sign

Jesse Jackson dedicates the Historic Marker at Claussen’s Bakery, January 2017.

Our office moved into the former Claussen Bakery Building on Augusta Street in 2015. Claussen’s Bakery was a family-owned business, built in Greenville’s West End in 1930. This two-story trapezoidal shaped industrial building was the fourth bakery created by J.C.H Claussen and family. By choosing to reuse the original structure, we were able to preserve the historic integrity and unique character of the 1930s industrial space, while giving the building a fresh, contemporary upgrade, including a complete modernization of the building’s systems. Initially, this Claussen’s location employed forty workers who produced 45,000 loaves of bread a day. Though changing hands several times, the bakery contributed to the industrial and commercial success of Greenville’s west side for decades.

On January 13, 2017,  the Greenville Branch of the NAACP and the Greater Sullivan Neighborhood Association unveiled a Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Commemorative Marker just outside the former bakery building at 400 Augusta Street. This is such an important piece of history for a local building, and we are proud to be a part of the event and dedication.

For a preview of the historic building renovation, read: McMillan Pazdan Smith Relocates Greenville Office to Historic Claussen Bakery Building.

View more historic black and white photography provided courtesy of the Greenville Historical Society or read an article about The Week that Was: August 1930.