New 106,622-square-foot headquarters plays pivotal role in PGA of America’s 660-acre mixed-use campus
Frisco, Texas – (August 22, 2022) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a family-owned, national construction management and contracting company, today announced the opening of the new 106,622 square foot PGA, worth $33.5 million. US Headquarters building in Frisco, Texas. AP served as the contractor in partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, which served as the construction manager. Design firm Page was the architect.
The new headquarters sits on 6.2 acres of the new 660-acre PGA Frisco Campus, which features two new 18-hole championship courses, a 510-room Omni Resort, a 30-acre practice facility, a performance and a modern clubhouse. The headquarters was designed to promote the PGA’s mission of bringing together state-of-the-art teaching facilities and a world-class workplace. The mostly glass and limestone headquarters building houses around 150 company employees.
The four-story headquarters includes open and closed offices, a social staircase, an executive meeting room, outdoor terraces, a video studio, seminar and meeting rooms and a PGA professional development center. The building also includes indoor golf practice facilities including a chipping area, putting area, driving range simulators, and indoor hitting bays with functional exterior walls to drive to the driving range.
“PGA Frisco is expected to generate more than $2 billion in economic impact for stakeholders and the community over the next 20 years. Beyond growing the game of golf in North Texas, this world-class project provides local businesses with an introduction to a whole new customer base,” said Granger Hassmann, vice president of preconstruction and estimating. for PA. “This project is a tribute to the future of golf and a boon for Frisco and the entire DFW Metroplex as we welcome new visitors to the area.”
The building’s design maximizes views of the beautiful golf courses while incorporating beautiful Texas Lueders limestone, unlike double-height glazed curtain wall systems marked with vertical fins, said AP Project Manager Mike Ortiz. Comprising three floors of office space, the head office building includes a top-floor conference room and outdoor seating space on the terrace that overlooks the driving range and golf course. The ground floor serves staff, PGA members and guests as a destination for the future of golf, including a video studio and education center. The lobby design features an elegant wooden wall carved to mimic the contours of a golf course, terrazzo flooring, and an open social staircase with side seating areas.
“Page, along with the PGA and the entire design team, worked closely together to create such a facility where collaboration is a focal point of the building while maintaining departmental groupings. The ease of impromptu gatherings speaks to the overall design of the building, but more importantly the layout of the interconnected spaces,” said James Tanner, Principal of Page. through the building to the central core Better balanced air quality for the installation, site considerations with the use of Bioswales and overall building design efficiency increase energy savings.
Sustainability played an important role in the design and construction of the PGA Home, said PGA President Jim Richerson. “The PGA has made conscious efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle during design, construction and use in the building after move-in. Over 75% of construction waste has been recycled or reused,” added Richerson.
“Energy-saving efforts include daylight harvesting, 100% LED lighting throughout the head office, and efficient mechanical equipment,” he said. “The design of the site and buildings takes a common sense approach to sustainability.”
The building optimizes green building practices by using regional and local materials, Ortiz said. Site and building designs consider building orientation to maximize natural light while minimizing solar gain. Interior fittings use natural, recycled and low VOC (volatile organic compound) materials to improve indoor air quality.
The head office building is aiming for LEED Silver certification. Administered by the US Green Building Council, LEED is a third-party green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED-certified buildings have been proven to save money, improve efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and create healthier places for people.
“The PGA Headquarters is remarkable in so many ways,” said Brad Blankenship, Senior Managing Director of Project and Development Services for Cushman & Wakefield. “Their new home isn’t just a corporate headquarters, it’s a golf education, training, history and event center for anyone who loves the game of golf.”
The PGA Frisco Campus is a public-private partnership that combines the PGA of America with Omni PGA Frisco Resort, LLC; the City of Frisco and its economic and community development corporations; and the Frisco Independent School District.
Notable PA projects in the Gulf States include VariSpace Coppell and the Vari Headquarters in Coppell; the Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex in Arlington; several educational institutions for the University of Texas; and the Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. Additionally, AP’s Midland-based West Texas office recently broke ground on the Midland College campus expansion, while the Central Texas office is working on an industrial project in Austin.
About Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a leading national construction management company and consistently ranked among the top 100 contractors by Engineering News Record (ENR). For over 75 years, AP has remained a trusted family business known for quality, reliability and strong partner relationships while maintaining a strong safety record. The company provides preconstruction, construction and contracting services to the commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multi-family, municipal, leisure and residential market segments for the elderly. It currently employs over 600 team members and thousands of contractors and business partners in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and Wyoming. Dedication to customers, communities and employees, along with a commitment to core values and innovation, has allowed AP to remain an industry leader and trusted construction partner for decades. Find more information about www.ap.com or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter. AP is committed to creating a diverse, fair and inclusive workplace and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the largest sports organizations in the world, made up of nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals who work daily to increase interest and inclusion in the game of golf. For more information on the PGA of America, visit us and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.