The Paramount 3rd/Mission Apartments

San Francisco, California

General Contractor: Pankow Builders
Contract Value: $5.9M
Year Completed: 2001
Scope of Work: Plumbing
Services: Design Engineering, Install
Delivery: Design-Build


Construction of the 420-foot, 39 story luxury apartment tower located in the heart of SoMa was completed in 2002. Upon completion, the building was the tallest concrete-framed structure located in seismic zone 4. It was also the tallest all-residential building in San Francisco until 2008.

Additionally, the Paramount ranges in size from studios to two-bedroom.  Apartments at The Paramount feature gourmet granite kitchens, lavish Italian tiled baths, custom closets and a washer and dryer in every apartment. The impressive selection of amenities includes a business and internet lounge, entertainment lounge, health and fitness center with yoga room, bicycle storage room, rooftop sun terrace, outdoor terrace with BBQ grills, and an outdoor swimming pool.


Murray Company is responsible for the design-build of sanitary plumbing services for 486 apartments amid 39 stories. This complex is set in the heart of the mission district SoMa of San Francisco. This is a very congested part of downtown which presented multiple challenges of limited storage. The complex consists of a fitness center, swimming pool, parking and store-front space for retail. The building was, with the advent of new technology, the tallest pre-cast concrete making the most extensive use of pre-cast members in a high rise structure. 

Murray Company installed the overhead storm drains, waste domestic water, and vents on the west side of the elevators in the basement. This project was on a 16-month construction schedule with three months in Design.