Designing a Clubhouse

If you’re a regular listener to The Fried Egg, chances are you’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about golf course architecture. But have you ever looked at clubhouses—and other kinds of vertical structures often found on golf courses—and thought about how they’re designed? Garrett has been curious about this subject for a while, and that’s why he got in touch with Alex Warr (@alex_warr on Instagram), the lead designer of the clubhouse and other buildings at Zac Blair’s Tree Farm project in Aiken, South Carolina. Alex tells Garrett about how he Instagram DMed his way into the job, the place-based philosophy behind the structures at the Tree Farm, why many building architects don’t love golf, and the many parallels between appreciating golf courses and appreciating pretty much any other type of built environment.