PGA Tour Unveils Plans For New HQ That Will Open In '20
The PGA Tour has revealed plans for a new 187,000 square-foot HQ to be built on existing Tour property in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.. The new home, expected to be completed in '20, for the first time will consolidate the Tour’s 750 employees under one roof. Tour employees now work in 17 buildings throughout the area. London-based architectural firm Foster + Partners is designing the facility. The cost has not been disclosed. The HQ design will feature a pair of parallel three-story bays flanking an atrium. The exterior will have glazed façades to fill the building with natural light and also allow for views out to the surrounding landscape throughout the structure. The building is targeting a LEED Gold rating with five large skylights that bring natural light into the building (John Lombardo, Staff Writer). ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST's Nick Mafi writes the HQ will "feature a clean, minimalist aesthetic, which makes the reflection off the surrounding natural lake all the more powerful." Narrow pillars "support an overlay, which will allow employees to enjoy the outdoors even during inclement weather." The building's interior will incorporate an "open layout, which promotes a non-hierarchical identity, as well as ample space for informal group collaborations" (ARCHITECTURALDIGEST.com, 1/19).