- The PGA of America, one of the largest sports organizations in the world, has a new home in Frisco, Texas, about 30 miles from Dallas. The building is primarily made out of limestone and glass, and can house 150 corporate employees. It opened its doors to the public on Tuesday.
- Built by Minneapolis-based Adolfson & Peterson Construction, in partnership with Chicago-based Cushman & Wakefield and designed by Houston-based firm Page, the new headquarters covers 106,622 square feet and cost $33.5 million to build, according to a release from AP shared with Construction Dive.
- The building sits on 6.2 acres of the PGA’s new 660-acre campus. It was constructed through a public-private partnership between the PGA, the city of Frisco, Frisco Independent School District and others, per the release.
The HQ project broke ground in September 2020, and construction reached the halfway point last spring, according to the PGA. The new headquarters, at the time, was projected to open in the first quarter of 2022.
Incorporating three floors of office space, the headquarters building features a top-floor conference room and an outdoor terrace lounge space that overlooks the golf facilities, according to the release.
However, that’s not the only place to play golf on the campus. Inside of the building there are indoor training facilities such as a chipping area, putting area, driving range simulators and interior hitting bays with operable exterior walls for hitting out to the driving range, according to the release.
The ground floor has a video and education center that will serve staff, visitors and PGA members on the sport. The lobby design features a wood wall made to imitate the contours of a golf course, according to the release, as well as terrazzo flooring and an open social stair with side areas for seating.
Environmental, economic impact
Sustainability was an important aspect of the build, according to the release. The building is seeking a LEED Silver rating and more than 75% of construction waste was reused or recycled throughout the build process.
“The PGA took a conscious effort in reducing, reusing and recycling during design, construction and in-building usage after moving in,” said PGA president Jim Richerson. To conserve energy, the building includes daylight harvesting, 100% LED lighting throughout the headquarters and efficient mechanical equipment.
Additional development isn’t limited to the headquarters. The PGA campus also includes the $520 million development of the Omni PGA Frisco Resort, which is slated to open in 2023, according to the Frisco Enterprise. The resort is being built through a P3 between the PGA and the city of Frisco and will also contain a 30-acre practice facility, a performance center and a modern clubhouse.
PGA Frisco is expected to drive $2 billion in economic impact over the next 20 years, according to the release, through local businesses gaining access to a new customer base.