The former headquarters building (1978-2014) 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(inset photo) 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 theĀ interior decor.

SFPA is a nonprofit trade association that has represented manufacturers of Southern Pine lumber since 1915. Today, SFPA is the leading source of information about Southern Pine products for design-build professionals and consumers.