Stone Creek Club & Spa is a privately owned, membership-supported club serving the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The building provides facilities for fitness, tennis, swimming and spa services and is planned to serve both member and non-member populations. A key feature of the plan is the ability for the public to approach the building from two different directions without creating access control issues.
The design derives inspiration from the beautiful wooded and wetland areas that surround the facility. The interior experience is enhanced by open views of activity spaces, daylighting and easy wayfinding. The colors and materials deliver an enriched experience for the members but are quite practical from an operational point of view. The exterior architecture is designed to break down the scale of this very large building and provide people-pleasing verandahs for dramatic overviews of the aquatics and tennis components.
Stone Creek’s spacious fitness area, which is adjoined by a full-court gymnasium, features two-story floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a natural wooded area. The second-floor cardio area overlooks the ground-floor resistance training area and the woods outside. The tennis facility is composed of six clay courts and six hard-surface courts, spacious viewing areas and a lighted practice court with a hitting wall. All 12 courts are brilliantly lit with 12,000 watts per court on 30-foot light poles to create a professional-quality playing experience.