Strategic planning for the Nashawtuc Clubhouse renovation began in 2014 when Maugel DeStefano Architects led discussions with Nashawtuc leadership to explore options to improve the member experience. Although well-loved, the existing clubhouse had aging building systems and limited space for growth. A multi-year planning effort was undertaken to establish priorities and determine a budget for the project. After a thorough analysis and an extensive consensus-building campaign, a renovation and expansion of the facility were undertaken.
Top design goals for the project included improving circulation throughout the clubhouse, creating a better separation between public and member-only areas, streamlining access to food service, and creating an advanced health and fitness center.