GCU Golf Course Clubhouse

Client

Grand Canyon University

Location

Phoenix, Arizona

Typology

Golf Course Clubhouse

The City of Phoenix selected Grand Canyon University to manage the Maryvale Golf Course Facilities. Todd & Associates collaborated with GCU to design a new clubhouse for their student-based golf team, with the idea of it being available to the public. The existing clubhouse was demolished, and the unique design encompassed a 19,327 SF, 2-story building with a basement. The 9,258 SF 1st floor is open to the public and includes a lobby, pro shop, restaurant/bar, and a conference room. Outdoor entertaining takes place on the 3,068 SF deck. The 2nd floor is reserved for the Grand Canyon University Golf Team and includes a team room, 2 coach offices, lounge area, and storage room. The 8,614 SF basement level includes a golf cart storage area, bag room, break room, storage space, elevator, and laundry room.

College & University

Selecting a college or university usually comes down to location and academic programs. However, an increasing number of students and their families are looking for the quality, type, and standard of living offered by student housing communities as one of the deciding factors. Secure and well-maintained housing facilities support the recruiting process and greatly assist universities in attracting and retaining highly qualified students. From years of planning and designing college and university facilities (both public and private), we believe that all spaces should be created with the end user in mind, especially when designing learning environments. Human-centered design focuses on people and how they will use the space, for growth and development, social interaction and living and learning. These should be spaces of inspiration, to supply students with the tools they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. At Todd & Associates, we are continually looking for innovative ways to improve the design of student housing communities. By exploring new ideas and processes, such as the multi-phased process of the 21st Century Project of ACUHO (Association of College and University Housing Officials), we are ensuring that these communities better reflect the ever-changing roles their residences play in the collegiate experience.

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