The former headquarters building of the Southern Forest Products Association is a model of raised floor construction in a nonresidential structure, and a showcase for Southern Pine products. Poor soil conditions required a floor system of glulam beams and double 2×12 Southern Pine joists, anchored atop creosote-treated piling that extend 30″ above grade. The raised floor design includes an appealing, centered front porch entry, and a convenient loading dock located at one end of the building. Exterior walls were framed using 2×6 Southern Pine studs 24″ on center. Located in suburban New Orleans and dedicated in 1978, the building has 10,700 square feet of office space. Wood flooring and paneling accent the interior décor.
Architect: J. Buchanan Blitch & Associates, Inc.
General Contractor: Claiborne Builders, Inc.