Location: Arlington, Va.
Project type: country club and facilities master plan
Client: Army Navy Country Club
MTFA Architecture was retained to design and build consensus around a new 100,000-square-foot clubhouse and associated dining, tennis and golf facilities. This project is designed to make a large clubhouse facility look and feel like a private grand manor estate. With a large banquet dining demand, it now serves a mixture of dedicated member dining areas simultaneously and without conflict.
Site challenges involved developing a new building while maintaining the existing site and building amenities in operation. MTFA worked closely with the club and their zoning attorneys to negotiate a special use permit and a zoning code amendment supporting the design goals of the project.
Located on a high point adjacent to the civil war site of Fort Richardson, the new building is oriented to welcome members from two different directions by car. The building is anchored around a large central manor structure with four linked pavilions that open up to the views and dedicated program space on each side. The design combines a strong identity, efficiency and dramatic views to the National Mall.