Ganahl Lumber Company, the oldest lumber yard in California, built its reputation on high quality products and customer service; its multiple branch yard locations are designed to showcase both. The new 18-acre yard in Torrance with 225,000 square feet of new buildings includes a retail store, will-call storage and loading area, operations offices, and two mezzanines. The large yard also provides ample space for a fleet of trucks and an onsite mill. The architecture of the facility is an innovative celebration of wood. Using a composite design, the wood frame structure supports a concrete slab to provide for rooftop parking.
Demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability, the project features a renewable energy system that includes wind turbines, rainwater capture, and photovoltaic panels. The entire environment—highly visual, convenient, and upbeat—reinforces Ganahl’s commitment to customer service, and at the same time, highlights their products.
Grand Award – ProSales Excellence Awards
Gold Nugget Award – PCBC
Merit Award – Best Commercial Project – 20,000 sf and over