British Golf Museum, St. Andrews

The Royal and Ancient established a museum in 1989 on a site immediately to the rear of their famous clubhouse. The existing building was single-storey with a roof mostly covered by an extension of "the Scores", an area of open grass links land between the town and the sea shore.

The re-modelling of the museum used a greater part of the existing building's reinforced concrete structure - albeit with massive alterations - with a new steel structure on top to form the restaurant. This striking exposed rigid steel frame structure with double cantilevers provides great views of the west sands and the first tee of the Old Course.

It was a pleasure working with the R&A, Richard Murphy Architects and John Dennis Ltd. to ensure the new British Golf Museum and café were ready in time for the 2015 Open.

Awards:

DIA 2015: Best Commercial/Non Domestic Award

Civic Trust Regional Award  2016

St Andrews Preservation Trust Pride of Place Award 2017