Social Security Office
Location: New Iberia, Louisiana
Size: 9,141 sf
Vermilion Properties, LLC was fortunate enough to secure the contract to construct this new facility for the Social Security Administration in New Iberia, Louisiana. The facility is sited on a 1.5 acre plot in a professional office park setting. The building itself is approximately 9,141 SF in size and is mostly an open plan configuration with offices on the perimeter and public access limited to the front areas only. The facility is constructed utilizing wood frame construction with wood roof trusses and a single ply membrane roof, with a brick and stucco skin. As this project was very competitive during the offering phase, we attempted to bring a balance between giving the agency a presence of permanence and respect with cost, quality, and long-term maintenance. We explored different materials and finishes that brought a new approach toward the SSA’s typical finish requirements. This project was not required by the Social Security Administration to be a LEED certified project, but through responsible design decisions, this facility was constructed to the standard set forth by the USGBC for LEED projects (no certificate was applied for or obtained). Additionally, through constant communication with the contractor during the offering, design, and construction phases, this facility was completed on time and in budget.