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Key Events: New Digs for San Francisco Event Agency

San Francisco Event Agency

Key Events Mills Building

We are proud to share that on February 5, 2018, San Francisco event agency, Key Events will begin operations in our new HQ.

Now located in the heart of one of San Francisco’s most vibrant retail and business corridors, San Francisco event agency Key Events, a Hosts Global member has an exciting new office to call home. While we were happy with our previous SoMa space, there were several motivating factors to make the move after 12 years:

  1. It’s all about collaboration. Our new office at 220 Montgomery offers more square footage than our previous location, but more importantly it has allowed us to rethink our layout. We’ve knocked down walls (literally!) and designed a space that enhances cross-team communication and supports our company’s steady growth. Our new floor plan aims to take advantage of our strong collaborative culture to encourage even deeper creativity, accuracy and turnaround for our clients.
  2. Visibility. We’re now prominently located in one of the most vibrant business corridors in the Bay Area; this new central location will help increase our accessibility to current clients and visibility to new markets. As an effective partner to both established and start-up companies, local and international brands, we’re ideally situated to design and execute powerful brand experiences and quintessential San Francisco memories.
  3. Location. Our new space at 220 Montgomery is right in the center of the Financial District and puts us within easy walking of not only some of our top clients, but to more than a dozen amazing restaurants (Akiko’s and City Counter are two of our favorites), many coffeeshops (We like Bluebottle and Workshop Cafe), transportation options (both BART and MUNI as well as onsite parking and bike storage).  This location lets our events team take advantage of all the best that San Francisco has to offer.

The Mills Building | A  San Francisco landmark with singular historical, architectural and aesthetic interest.


Facts and Features

The Building was commissioned by Darius Ogden Mills, one of San Francisco’s early tycoons. In 1840 Mills started the National Gold Bank of D.O. Mills & Company, the first bank west of the Rocky Mountains and helped to finance the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad. His bank later merged with the California National Bank and upon moving to San Francisco in 1864, Mills helped form and became president of the Bank of California.

In 1864, Mills moved to San Francisco and commissioned his building in 1891 and chose what was, in its time, a revolutionary style of architecture. Burnham and Root of Chicago designed the 154-foot, steel frame skyscraper. The Mills Building is San Francisco’s only remaining example of this Chicago School of architecture, outlasting the old Chronicle Building at Market and Kearny, which has been entirely modified, and the Crocker Building at Post and Kearny, which was torn down in 1967.

The Mills Building survived the 1906 earthquake, although its interior was virtually gutted by the ensuing fire. Architect Willis Polk oversaw the building’s restoration in 1907, adhering to its original design. Additions made in 1914 and 1918 also maintained the building’s stylistic integrity. The last addition, the 22-story Mills Tower, was completed in 1932.

The first two stories of The Mills Building are constructed of white Inyo marble from Keeler, California. The Building’s most distinctive feature is its Montgomery Street entrance arch, which typifies theRichardson-Romanesque style. Its carved acanthus leaf and egg-and-dart molding frames four pairs of marble Corinthian columns.

Only minor restoration after the 1906 earthquake and fire were needed for the curved staircases in the Montgomery Street lobby. The staircase is still at the original Jaune Fleuri marble. The lobby interior also features black Belgian marble and lavish Roman travertine with an inlaid marble floor pattern which was added during a renovation of both lobbies in 1988.

Source: 2018 “Facts and Features”,  www.themillsbuilding.com


Key Events at The Mills Building | A combination of historic prominence and modern amenities in San Francisco’s Financial District.


Continuously owned, operated and updated by The Swig Company since 1954, The Mills Building’s high ceilings and abundant natural light, robust data infrastructure and rich variety of large and small suites provide highly efficient and effective office solutions for a broad range of businesses.  The Key Events team will have easy access to BART and MUNI and the building offers onsite parking and bike storage. The Mills Building hosts three cafes as well as shared conference facilities, an office supply store, graphic arts services and a dry cleaner.  Situated in the heart of downtown on one of the city’s most vibrant retail and business corridors, The Mills Building is the last remaining example on the West Coast of the early Twentieth century ‘Chicago school’ of architecture. Truly and ideal location for a San Francisco based events agency.

We’d love to see you. Next time you are in San Francisco, we hope you’ll make a point to visit us at:

Key Events Headquarters
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104

Key Events | A San Francisco event agency devoted to strategy, design and world-class execution.
You can learn more about Key Events here.


Posted January 26th, 2018 | News | Tags:

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