Wed, May 03|
First Tee - Pittsburgh
Happy Hour & Tour of Arnold Palmer Learning Center
Please join us for a happy hour and tour of the Arnold Palmer Learning Center, First Tee of Pittsburgh designed by R3A Architecture. The project is targeting LEED SilverV4 certification.
Time & Location
May 03, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
First Tee - Pittsburgh, 5370 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
About the Event
Please join us at the Arnold Palmer Learning Center, First Tee of Pittsburgh targeting LEED SilverV4 certification designed by R3A Architecture. This happy hour will include a tour of the building as well as time for networking over refreshments on the balcony overlooking the greens.
The clubhouse’s design prioritizes sustainability and energy conservation. The slanted roof was carefully calibrated according to a year-round sun study, ensuring that the sun’s rays will naturally heat the interior only during cool months and be largely repelled in the warmer months. The design team coordinated with landscape and engineering teams to design a rain garden runoff system, which collects rainwater runoff and pollutants.
R3A’s team designed the clubhouse interior around a central “collector” space. The primary objective of this gathering space was to enhance visual connectivity between all levels of the building. From a technical standpoint, the collector space served as an elegant solution to the 6-foot height difference between the course-entry and parking levels. The third-floor rooftop terrace offers a bird’s eye view of both the course and the collector, bridging the interior and exterior spaces. An expansive putting green allows patrons of all ages to refine their basic golf skills and allows for personal instruction that offsets demand for the main course. Golf simulation stations allow golfers the option to train more powerful swings in a controlled environment.