A new 25,000 square foot, TMS Architects designed, clubhouse is currently under construction at the Hampden Country Club in Hampden, Massachusetts.  The clubhouse is a synthesis of rustic styles such as western arts and crafts, timber frame and New England farmhouse.  Situated on a large hillside, generous windows provide unobstructed views overlooking the Berkshire Mountains and the professionally designed golf course by renowned course designer, Brian Silva.

The construction images below  show the beginnings of the roof framing and a nearly complete exterior shell.  The structure is primarily a wood framing system with structural steel beams and columns to help support longer spans.  Some key architectural features are taking shape, such as the cupola, the exercise room barrel dormers and the dramatic opening between the upper and lower rotundas.

Not yet added to the building is the timber-framed roofs over the west deck and the east facing porte cochere.  The timber for this roof originated on the West Coast and is currently being fabricated and dry-fitted in Michigan.  It will then be shipped to the job site where the frame is reconstructed piece by piece.  When complete, the clubhouse will feature a members’ dining room and bar, golf simulators, a pro shop, spa, exercise room, conference room, locker rooms and men and women’s lounges.

We will show more progress as construction continues.  Stay tuned!