Lasch Family Golf Center

TMP Architecture, Inc.

Project of Distinction 2017 Education Design Showcase

Lasch Family Golf Center

Project Information

Facility Use: 4-Year Institution
Project Type: New Construction
Category: Sports/Athletic Facilities/Fitness
Location: East Lansing, MI
District/Inst.: Michigan State University
Chief Administrator: Greg Ianni, deputy athletic director
Completion Date: March 2016
Gross Area: 14,888 sq. ft.
Area Per Student: 496 sq. ft.
Site Size: 2.7 acres
Capacity: 30 student golfers + coaches
Cost per Student: $162,776
Cost per Sq. Ft.: $328
Total Cost: $4,883,264

Lee Magnet High SchoolThe cutting-edge Lasch Family Golf Center serves the highly ranked MSU men’s and women’s golf programs, offering an iconic and sophisticated home for training, studying, and socializing. MSU desired a design that reflected Spartan Athletics, rather than a traditional “clubhouse.” The 14,888-square-foot center gives a new face to the program and features an indoor putting zone, team locker rooms, coaching offices, and a modern student-athlete lounge. It also offers a hightech simulation room, weight room, and kitchen area.

A striking angular roofline, glass curtainwall, and a softly glowing Spartan logo greet visitors at the entrance. Abundant glass wraps around an adjacent outdoor putting green, conveying the lush, natural element of the outdoors throughout. Warm-toned cherry wood ceilings extend in a single plane from exterior soffits directly into interior planes. Large-format porcelain tile withstands golf cleats and bags, while resembling natural stone.

Lasch Family Golf CenterThe lounge features spaces to study, eat, and congregate. Wood tones blend with earthy greens and Spartan logos, giving the feel of a sophisticated club. Refined locker rooms feature wood lockers, aerated storage, and technology ports. A 5,000-square-foot indoor putting and chipping green features multiple terrain simulations that can be re-graded to offer limitless year-round training possibilities.

Judges Comments

Beautifully designed building. I like the way it sits on the site; nicely articulated. Overall, well done.

Lasch Family Golf CenterArchitect(s):

TMP Architecture, Inc.
DAVID LARSON, AIA
248/338-4561