Pennoni Associates Inc. teamed with Jack Frost Construction, Fernsler Architecture, and PBCI-Allen Mechanical & Electrical to design and build the new Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club. This design-build team was chosen over five other teams to first perform a detailed feasibility study to determine the type, size, and location of the new multi-purpose lodge on over 200 acres of land.
The Philipsburg Elks Lodge No. 1173 purchased all of the assets of the Philipsburg Country Club with the intent to combine the two long-established organizations into one new stronger and more active organization in the Moshannon Valley Area of Central Pennsylvania. This merger posed several unique challenges to the Pennoni design-build team; how do you combine the “Elks” culture with the “Country Club” culture, make sure that the project is cost-effective and fit the “membership dues only” income driven organization yet meet the facilities requirements of both organizations.
The end result of the feasibility study lead to razing the circa 1925 7,700 square foot Philipsburg County Club building and maintenance buildings and constructing a new 9,900 square foot multi-use Elks Lodge and Country Club and a new 7,275 square foot cart/mower maintenance and storage building along with a new 155-space parking lot. The cart/mower building houses state-of-the-art electric golf cart charging and storage facilities, and a natural gas heated maintenance area that features compressed air service, an equipment wash down area and a lounge room with internet service. The new Lodge features a full service golf pro shop and bag storage area, a fully equipped banquet kitchen, a full service bar with a large dining/entertainment area, a multi-purpose meeting room, offices, full basement, and internet service throughout the building.
The construction of this $3.2 million project is currently taking place with the opening of the new Lodge and Country Club facility scheduled for the spring of 2010.