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Southern Yacht Club, New Clubhouse

New Orleans, Louisiana

A new clubhouse for Southern Yacht Club, the second oldest yacht club still in existence in the United States. The building, the fourth clubhouse on the same site, replaces the third structure destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Built at a cost of $10.5M on the edge of Lake Ponchartrain, the building is clad in cement plaster and metal panels with large expanses of high impact glazing on its north side to take in the view. Located in a FEMA V-Zone, the building's first floor was required to be 15 ft above grade which allowed for generous shaded areas beneath the building for parties and other public uses. The club contains dining and banquet facilities, a bar, a fitness center, administrative offices and meeting spaces. A large cupola stands as a beacon to sailors on Lake Ponchartrain. In addition to parking and other site improvements the project includes a new 6-lane competition pool, children's pool and landscaped pool deck.


2009, Award of Excellence, Associated Builders and Contractors
2009, Award of Merit, American Concrete Institute, LA Chapter
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