SBP, formerly the St. Bernard Project, is a non-profit organization nationally recognized for their work in disaster resilience and recovery. With the help of volunteers, they have rebuilt over 1,000 homes for families in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
The 24,841-square foot facility includes 8,300 square feet of storage space for the organization’s materials and equipment. Upstairs houses an open layout of offices and conference areas designed to foster a collaborative work environment with retail space downstairs for a future tenant.
Unique to this site is its previous occupant – an architectural salvage warehouse full of reclaimed materials. In order to significantly reduce project cost, the design incorporated a pre-engineered warehouse as the shell. Eskew+Dumez+Ripple took this kit of parts and elevated it to interesting architecture by utilizing the reclaimed materials from the site. Shutters were transformed to create partitions to separate office space; window trim and base molding was used for the front facade.Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 25,000 square feet
Year of Completion: 2016