Army Navy Country Club

Location: Arlington, Va.

Project type: country club and facilities master plan

Client: Army Navy Country Club


  • clubhouse
  • dining and banquet rooms
  • parking
  • tennis facilities
  • pro shops
  • outdoor terraces
  • commercial laundry
  • two commercial kitchens
  • cart barn
  • maintenance facilities

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.