El PASO COUNTRY CLUB
In 2016, In*Situ served as the Architect of Record and led the design of a multi-phased project to modernize the El Paso Country Club and create new space for additional services. The plan devised by In*Situ created a new outdoor dining patio to the south of the existing historic structure that overlooks the putting greens. The putting greens were reduced in size to accommodate this design move. A short retaining wall clad in brick matching the historic structure defines the limits of this patio that is depressed to align to the finish ground floor level of the Club. Steel trellises supported by brick pilasters provide a dappled shade under which patrons of the club can seek respite from the hot El Paso sun during the day.
A new building designed by In*Situ frames one end of the patio and organizes the entrance in it from the parking lot. An outdoor bar anchors the end of this new structure that provides an endocarp to the patio’s east end. Rollup doors can be opened to completely open this bar to the patio in fair weather while keeping it secured during inclement weather. This new building known as the family center consolidated several operational functions into a new space. On the ground floor, the building provides a spa, childcare facility, administrative offices, restrooms, ladies locker room, shower/changing rooms for the existing pool and a new snack bar serving the pool. The second floor provides an entirely new fitness facility outfitted with weightlifting machines, treadmills and stationary cycles, along with two fitness classrooms providing room for yoga and dance instruction as well as a spinning classroom.
The project was delivered in a team including Loya Wilke Architects that provided the Construction Administration services for the project with Dantex Construction serving as the Construction Manager at Risk. This new addition to the Country Club provided services to its membership that did not exist before appealing to a much wider demographic. The additions have been a huge success and combined with operational changes to the Club, the membership has grown to full capacity now. Building on this success for the club, In*Situ is now designing a new tennis center building as well as additional courts, replacement courts and pickle ball courts which will increase the capacity to permit the club membership to grow again.
Location: El Paso, Texas
Project Area:15,347 SF
Program: Fitness Facility Including a Spa and Childcare Facility, Outdoor Bar & Grill
In*Situ's Role: Architect of Record & Lead Designer
Collaborators: In*Situ Architecture,
Loya Wilke Architects