The Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans is the national headquarters for the Marine Forces Reserve. The secure installation includes a four-story main building, a two-story band annex, a detached warehouse and a multi-purpose parade ground for music and military exercises.
More than 190 wall panels were poured, including panels as tall as 72 feet high and weighing as much as 130,000 pounds. Inside, the building features a gymnasium, indoor laser firing range, auditorium, cafeteria, and courtroom as well as family meeting rooms, conference rooms and band practice rooms.
The owner selected Tilt-Up construction for this impressive building for speed, durability and weather resistance. Tilt-Up also provides the security necessary for the facility, without compromising aesthetic appeal. Textured paint, intricate rustication patterns and cast-in thin brick accent this massive structure. Cornice details were cast integrally with the wall panels, providing significant cost savings to the owner.
By using Tilt-Up construction, the owner saved $2 million and accelerated the schedule by three months.
New Orleans, LA 70114
This project was a 2011 TCA Tilt-Up Achievement Award winner.
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