Located in the heart of North Dallas, Northwood Country Club Fitness facility is carved into a mature landscape on club’s 50 year old site. The building houses strength training, aerobics, yoga studio and food services for pool users and golfers. A two story design was created to accommodate a steep change in grade and to connect parking, the existing club house and pool decks. The upper floor houses the fitness rooms and is linked to the club house by an established walkway system. The lower floor opens directly onto the amenity deck, establishes out-door dining and is connected to the golfers cart path. The passive environmental design allows for natural ventilation of the fitness areas, shades glassy walls, uses thermal mass and minimizes western fenestrations. The materials palette draws from a regional vernacular and is scaled to enhance the natural vegetation on the site.