CA Selects The H. Chambers Company for the Hobbit’s Glen Clubhouse Project

Firm set to present options for future of the clubhouse to CA Board in Spring 2012

The Columbia Association (CA) has announced the intent to award a contract to The H. Chambers Company for architectural and engineering services for the renovation or replacement of the Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club Clubhouse.  Chambers is a full service architecture and interior design firm that specializes in planning and design of golf and country clubs.  Founded in 1899 and headquartered in Baltimore, Chambers designed its first Club, the Baltimore Country Club, in 1945.  Today it has worked on hundreds of clubs nationwide and was the recent recipient of top honors for New Clubhouse (Inverness Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama) and Best Remodel /Renovation (Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina) from Golf Inc. Magazine.  More information on Chambers can be found at ChambersUSA.com.

The Request For Proposal (RFP) for architectural/engineering services for the new or renovated Hobbits Glen Golf Course Club Clubhouse project was widely distributed in July.  Ten proposals were received by the deadline. A CA selection team studied and scored the proposals received and four finalist firms were selected.  Those four firms were invited to make public presentations and engage in interviews regarding their experience and suitability for this project. From the four finalists, the evaluation committee selected Chambers.

Once the contract has been finalized, a schedule of work team meetings open to the general public will be established. CA staff and the work team will begin working with Chambers to develop three design options to present to the CA Board of Directors: one renovation, one new building and one at the discretion of the architect. It is currently projected that the presentation of the three options will be made to the CA Board of Directors in Spring 2012. The CA Board of Directors has approved up to $6 million to either renovate or replace the clubhouse at Hobbit’s Glen Golf Club.

For more information, please contact Diana Kelley, contract administrator, at 410-381-2947.

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