Norman Foster Designs PGA Tour's HQ

 John Hill
23. January 2018
Image: Foster + Partners
The PGA Tour has unveiled renderings of its new home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, designed by Foster + Partners.
For those who follow golf, Ponte Vedra Beach is a familiar place: it is the location of the TPC at Sawgrass, where the PGA Tour's Players Championship is played every spring. That course's famous 17th hole, a par 3 with an island green, is an inspiration for Foster + Partner's PGA Tour headquarters, which will be surrounded by a large freshwater lake. 

Located on a portion of the PGA Tour’s existing property, the 187,000 square-foot building will house more than 750 employees who are currently spread across 17 buildings in the area. The PGA Tour has been based in St. John's County since the late 1970s, when it moved from Washington, DC. 
Image: Foster + Partners
Per a statement from the PGA Tour:

Foster + Partners describes the global home as being a pair of parallel three-story bays flanking a collaborative atrium. The glazed façades and atrium fill the building with natural light, also allowing for views out to the surrounding landscape throughout the structure. Underscoring the sustainable focus of the project, the building is targeting a LEED Gold rating. The roof has five large skylights that bring natural light into the building, and it is also envisioned that the roof will accommodate a series of photovoltaic panels that will support the building’s energy needs.

Image: Foster + Partners
The new PGA Tour headquarters is expected to be completed in 2020.
Image: Foster + Partners

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