Last Sunday, a large group of TMS employees and assorted spouses, friends and children embarked on a bus trip to western Massachusetts to view the TMS-designed Hampden Country Club. We are all very proud of this project that has taken shape over the past two years on bucolic hills overlooking the distant Berkshire Mountains. The TMS project team consisted of Shannon Alther, AIA, Principal, Jason Bailey, AIA, Project Architect and Cristina Marais, Interior Designer. All three did an amazing job and it was wonderful to be able to tour it as a group!

Our coach arrives!

Our coach arrives!

The golf course and former club house were bought at auction in 2012 by Jerry Antonacci, president of USA Hauling and Recycling in Enfield, CT.  He explained that he bought the club on behalf of his children and nephews who will operate it.  The family also owns a family recreation center in Somers, CT, called Sonny’s Place (stayed tuned for these pictures!) which features, zip-lining, go-karts, batting cases and miniature golf.

The club is located on a 295-acre parcel of land and the Town of Hampden expressed their delight that it has remained as open space.

A TMS group shot before we start our tour of the clubhouse.

A TMS group shot before we start our tour of the clubhouse.

Passing under the imposing timbered entry as we enter the club.

Passing under the imposing timbered entry as we enter the club.

Samia Touma and Tim Giguere passing under one of the many striking light fixtures.

Samia Touma and Tim Giguere under one of the club’s many striking light fixtures.

 

 

Outing Sonny's Place After our tour, it was on to Sonny’s Place!  We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and took part in any number of the activities.

TMS Project Architect Tim Giguere and his son Logan enjoy a ride on a tandem go- kart.

TMS Project Architect Tim Giguere and his son Logan enjoy a ride in a tandem go- kart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TMS Architect Jason Bailey and his daughter Madeleine enjoy the festivities.

TMS Architect Jason Bailey and his daughter Madeleine enjoy the festivities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shannon Alther demonstrates his rock climbing form!

Shannon Alther demonstrates his rock climbing form!

 

 

TMS Project Manager Kraig Kurtenbach and his soon-to-be wife Anya on the bus trip home.

TMS Project Manager Kraig Kurtenbach and his soon-to-be wife Anya on the bus trip home.

 

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