The University Club of Memphis Athletic Facility Renovation
Built in 1957, the University Club Athletic Building originally provided both members and guests with locker rooms, handball and squash courts and lounge facilities. Over the years, as athletic demands evolved, the building was renovated several times. Unfortunately, since the last major renovation in the 1990’s, the building had severely declined due to continued heavy use and deferred maintenance. In 2013, the Board of Directors and the membership voted to improve the building with a major upgrade to the facility. ANF Architects was selected to design the renovations. New locker areas and shower facilities were created; spa facilities for both men and women were renovated and a new multi-purpose exercise room was added. Solar Tubes bring in natural light to subterranean areas, previously devoid of natural night. This extensive renovation provides a contemporary and functional interior design for this important Club facility. With the acquisition and demolition of a neighboring apartment building, a new entrance into the University Club campus, further enhanced the project. The Guard house has been relocated and security control was added. The south parking lot has been reconfigured. Landscaping at the new entry and parking lot enhances the image of the club and improves its visibility in its historic residential neighborhood.