PITTSBURGH, PA --  The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association has published a new case study that explores how cypress and other local building materials are shaping the future of architecture.

Located at a busy intersection in downtown Raleigh, the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’, AIANC, Center for Architecture and Design is the first-ever AIA chapter headquarters built from the ground up. Clad in cypress and other locally available materials, the 12,000-square foot building also is a flagship for the future of sustainable design.

By specifying cypress, architect Frank Harmon, principal Frank Harmon Architect PA, did more than honor a native building product. He also equipped the Center with a durable cladding that will provide decades of service and good looks.

The Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of cypress building products to trade professionals and consumers. For more information, visit CypressInfo.org.

Source: Southern Cypress Manufacturers Assn.

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