FRISCO, Texas – (Aug. 22, 2022) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national, family-owned construction management and contracting company, today announced the opening of the newly constructed 106,622-square-foot, $33.5 million PGA of America headquarters building in Frisco, Texas. AP served as contractor in partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, which served as 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 includes two new 18-hole championship courses, a 510-room Omni Resort, a 30-acre practice facility, a performance center and a modern clubhouse. The headquarters was designed to promote the PGA’s mission to bring together state-of-the-art education facilities and a world-class workplace. The predominantly glass and limestone headquarters building houses approximately 150 corporate employees.
The four-story headquarters includes open and enclosed offices, a social stair, an executive boardroom, outdoor terraces, a video studio, seminar and meeting rooms and a PGA Professional Development Center. The building also features indoor golf training facilities including a chipping area, putting area, driving range simulators and interior hitting bays with operable exterior walls for hitting out to the driving range.
“PGA Frisco is expected to drive more than $2 billion in economic impact to the stakeholders and community over the next 20 years. Beyond growing the game of golf in North Texas, this world-class project provides an introduction for local businesses to a whole new customer base,” said Granger Hassmann, VP of Preconstruction and Estimating for AP. “This project is tribute to the future of golf and a boon for Frisco and the entire DFW Metroplex as we welcome new visitors to the region.”
The building design maximizes views of the gorgeous golf courses while incorporating beautiful native Texan Lueders limestone in contrast to double-height glazed curtain wall systems marked with vertical fins, said Mike Ortiz, AP project executive. Incorporating three floors of office space, the headquarters building features a top-floor conference room and an outdoor terrace lounge space 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 showcases an elegant wood wall sculpted to mimic the contours of a golf course, terrazzo flooring and an open social stair with side areas for seating.
“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 is a testament to the overall design of the building but more importantly to the layout of the interconnecting spaces,” said Page principal James Tanner. “Further design efforts were cautiously taken to achieve LEED Silver, with the design’s ability to draw in natural light across the building into the center core. Better-balanced air quality for the facility, site considerations with the use of Bioswales, and an overall building design efficiency increase energy savings.”
The building optimizes green building practices by using regional and local materials, Ortiz said. The site and building designs incorporate attention to the building’s orientation to maximize natural light while minimizing solar gain. The interior designs feature natural, recycled and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) materials to enhance the indoor air quality.
The headquarters building is seeking LEED Silver certification. Administered by the U.S. 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 are proven to save money, improve efficiency, lower carbon emissions and create healthier places for people.
“The PGA HQ is remarkable in so many ways,” said Brad Blankenship, senior managing director of project and development services for Cushman & Wakefield. “Their new home is not only headquarters, it is golf education, training, history and an event center for all who love the game of golf.”
The PGA Frisco campus is a public-private partnership that teams the PGA of America with Omni PGA Frisco Resort, LLC; the City of Frisco, as well as its Economic and Community Development Corporations; and the Frisco Independent School District.
Notable AP Gulf States projects include VariSpace Coppell and Vari’s headquarters in Coppell; the Arlington ISD Arts and Athletics Complex in Arlington; several education facilities for the University of Texas; and Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas. In addition, AP’s Midland-based West Texas office recently broke ground on an expansion of the Midland College campus, while the Central Texas office is working on an industrial project in Austin.