This article presents the first generation of Performance-based seismic retrofit (PBSR) and resulting retrofit design using a combination of wood structural panel sheathing and Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong Frame® steel special moment frames. PBSR is essentially the same as performance-based seismic design (PBSD) with the exception of additional constraints on the design due to existing structural and non-structural assemblies. The PBSD method is a design methodology that seeks to ensure that structures meet prescribed performance criteria under seismic loads. In the PBSR, retrofits were installed such that the building meets the performance criteria at the DBE and MCE level and its torsional response reduces to an acceptable range. In this retrofit design methodology, retrofits are not limited to the bottom story (like those of the FEMA P-807 retrofit methodology). They can also be applied to the upper stories to increase the strength of the building, leading to better overall performance of the structure.