Golf Inc. Magazine awards Pelican Sound “Clubhouse of the Year,” designed by Wegman Design Group

NAPLES, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2020) – Golf Inc. Magazine has awarded Pelican Sound Golf and River Club “Clubhouse of the Year 2020.” With interiors designed by Wegman Design Group (WDG), the prestigious “Clubhouse of the Year” award recognized Pelican Sound Golf Clubhouse as the best clubhouse renovation in 2020. One of the judges noted that the renovation was “comfortable and confident without resorting to grandeur.”

Wegman Design Group began working with Pelican Sound in 2016 to initiate the reimagination and interior design of the Clubhouse. Together with partners RG Architects and contractor, EnviroStruct, they moved forward with a bold plan to reinvent this amenity.

Loren Wegman, design director, and the WDG design team welcomed the creative collaboration and the opportunity to provide the community with an extraordinary environment exceeding their expectations for both form and function.

“This project is so deserving of this honor, as each of the team – from general manager, committee and professional team – worked diligently to create a gorgeous space that all can enjoy and be proud to share,” said Loren Wegman.

The new 27,000-foot clubhouse features Vista, the main dining room with an entire wall of folding glass doors and high ceilings overlooking the preserve and Lakes course. It offers a superb dining experience, bathed in natural light and the ability to open the doors to create an indoor-outdoor ambiance.  The new Pelican Pub is an ideal place to gather after a round of golf or racquet sports. The Pub provides both, indoor and outdoor dining options under the exterior patio.

The Pavilion is a casual restaurant pairing fresh air and fresh food. With an open kitchen featuring stone fire pizzas from a state-of-the-art, new eight-foot gas oven. The new outdoor Terrace is a popular gathering place with lounge areas and firepits to provide warmth, comfort, and memorable moments.

The clubhouse complex is the final piece of a multi-year, $14 million amenity enhancement program approved by Pelican Sound members in 2018. It includes a re-building and re-imagining of the main clubhouse, with additional dining options, a new golf pro shop, new administration offices, improvements to the golf cart staging area and the development of Pelican Park, a new multi-use outdoor venue.

“Several years ago, the vision to improve our club facilities began with our strategic planning committee” said Pelican Sound board president John Graft. “As we strive to be the best bundled community in Southwest Florida, we know we must adapt and continuously improve our amenities to accommodate the desires of our membership.”

General Manager/COO Eric Long noted that member involvement was critical to moving the project from plan to fruition. “We spent a lot of time presenting to the community, getting feedback, refining the details. We needed to get the right plan and we received overwhelming member support.”

“We are delighted to share in this recognition,” said Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, principal of WDG. “Our design team embraced the members’ input, achieving and exceeding the goals they had set forth to enhance their community and their lifestyle.”

For more information on Wegman Design Group visit www.WegmanDesignGroup.com. For more information about Pelican Sound Golf and River Club visit. www.pelicansoundgrc.com


About Wegman Design Group
For more than two decades, Wegman Design Group (www.wegmandesigngroup.com) has been known for local, national and international experience in interior design, project management and construction. Led by principal Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, the firm is recognized for their team’s combination of high level design talent and insightful problem solving abilities. They have won numerous regional and national awards for their unique skills in blending theme, ambience and functionality.

About Pelican Sound Golf and River Club (www.pelicansoundgrc.com)
Pelican Sound Golf and River Club is a 1,299-door bundled community located in Estero, West of 41, between Williams Road and Corkscrew Road. Complementing the new Main Clubhouse is a second clubhouse, The River Club, which offers casual dining and entertainment. Pelican Sound has 27 holes of championship golf along with its 8 tennis and 8 pickleball courts, 5 bocce courts and a two-story fitness and learning center. With direct access to the Estero River and the Gulf of Mexico, members enjoy complimentary shuttles to Lover’s Key State Park five days a week. Boaters can launch at the club dock and store their vessels on-site.

Two from Wegman Design Group featured on national webinar

NAPLES, Fla. (May 15, 2020) – Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, principal of Wegman Design Group (WDG), and Meghan Kolund, WDG Design Director were featured in a national webinar presented to the design community on May 5, 2020. Entitled “EFA Remodel/Renovation Competition: A Review of 2019,” and hosted by SAGE (Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments), the content was originally scheduled to be presented at the 2020 EFA (Environments for Aging) Conference but due to COVID-19, it took place as a webinar.

Kolund, one of three main presenters, shared the process and details of winning the EFA’s Gold Award for “The Crystal,”, Shell Point Retirement community’s oldest and most popular restaurant. The project was inspired by Shell Point’s vision to create a restaurant that would exceed residents’ expectations. In her presentation, Kolund explained how she led the WDG design team and collaborated with professional partners to create and implement a comprehensive plan, resulting in a sparkling coastal casual theme infused with a fresh new energy for the environment. WDG’s professional partners on the project included RG Architects, P.A., Edward Don & Company, McFarland Kistler & Associates, Inc., and Wright Construction.

Kolund has more than 15 years’ experience in commercial and healthcare design and construction management, and joined WDG as a Design Director in 2017.

“For every project, Meghan delivers quality, function, creativity, and collaboration to every project,” said Wegman. “Our team was proud of her presentation for SAGE, and we look forward to future participation in various design-centric webinars.”

For more information or to see the firm’s design portfolio, visit www.WegmanDesignGroup.com

About Wegman Design Group

Wegman Design Group (www.wegmandesigngroup.com) is known for local, national and international experience in interior design, project management and construction. Led by principal Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, the firm is recognized for their team’s combination of high level design talent and insightful problem solving abilities. They have won numerous national awards for their unique skills in blending theme, ambience and functionality.

WDG partners with community for brighter futures

As the Guadalupe Center launched a campaign to provide students in Immokalee with more educational opportunities, the Wegman Design team partnered by providing interior design consultation. In addition to envisioning the overall aesthetic and selecting materials for the newly remodeled center, the design team collaborated to create a spirited, fun and safe environment blending a color palette inspired by the Guadalupe Center logo with finishing details designed to improve day-to-day functionality.

“We are delighted to partner with the community for ‘Guadalupe Center: 2020 & Beyond,’ an effort that will result in new educational centers at the Monaghan Family Early Childhood Education Campus,” said Lori Wegman.

The new center will open later this spring and serve an additional 64 students ages 6 weeks to 3 years old in Guadalupe Center’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program.

Additional information is included in the accompanying news release.

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Wegman Design Group receives multiple awards

NAPLES, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2019) – Southwest Florida based Wegman Design Group proudly won awards from both the Sand Dollar and American Society of Interior Designers – Florida South (ASID) at the organizations’ galas in September.

Known for local, national and international experience in interior design, project management and construction, Wegman Design Group is consistently recognized for their team’s combination of high level design talent and insightful problem solving abilities.

At the ASID gala on September 21, 2019, Wegman Design Group was recognized with the following awards:

1st Place:
The Spring at Shell Point Retirement Community, Healthcare Design
Wegman Design Group Inc., Website Design
Aurelio’s, Best Retro Interior Design 10-40 Years Old

2nd Place:
Welcome Center at Shell Point Retirement Community, Office Design/Workspace
Pelican Marsh Golf Club, Renovation
The Crystal at Shell Point Retirement Community, Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge/Bar
Welcome Center Board Room, Single Space

Honorable Mention:
Guest Suites, Furniture Design
Guest Suites, Small Space Under 1500 SF

WDG received the following award at the CBIA (Collier Building Industry) gala on September 28, 2019:
Interior Design of the Year – Commercial
$600,001 – $700,000
Pelican Marsh Golf Club

Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, principal of Wegman Design Group (www.wegmandesigngroup.com) said, “I am so proud of our team for their consistent level of excellence. These prestigious awards represent the high level of quality, aesthetics, and functionality that we deliver to our clients year after year.”

WDG wins two Grand Aurora Awards, two Silver Aurora Awards

NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 21, 2019) — Judges for the 2019 Aurora Awards have named Wegman Design Group as a Grand Aurora Award winner in two categories in its annual competition, which honors architectural design, interior design and planning excellence, drawing entries from throughout the Southeastern United Stated and Eastern Caribbean. The two winning Grand Aurora projects are Pelican Marsh Clubhouse– Category: Best Commercial Project- 20,000 sq. ft. & over; and Discovery Village Naples– Category: Best 55+ Housing Community- On the Boards.

Wegman Design Group also received two Silver Aurora Awards: The Crystal Dining– Category: Best Commercial Project- Under 20,000 sq. ft.; and The Springs at Shell Point Retirement Community– Category: Best Service Enriched Senior Living Community- IL/AL/Memory Care.

“I am so proud of our team for their dedication to excellence, their hard work, and for their outstanding ability to blend their multi-faceted skills and talents to achieve our clients’ vision,” said Lori Wegman, ASID, principal of Wegman Design Group.

For more information visit www.WegmanDesignGroup.com.

About Wegman Design Group

Wegman Design Group is known for local, national and international experience in interior design, project management and construction. Led by principal Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, the firm is recognized for their team’s combination of high level design talent and insightful problem solving abilities. They have won numerous national awards for their unique skills in blending theme, ambience and functionality.

Promotion announced at Wegman Design Group

NAPLES, Fla. (July 17, 2019) – Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, principal of Wegman Design Group (WDG), announced that Joanne Halm has been promoted from procurement coordinator to senior procurement coordinator. Advancing into a leadership role has expanded Ms. Halm’s responsibilities into project specific procurement coordination which includes tracking design specifications, negotiating pricing and coordinating installations. She also develops and maintains the warranty process to provide a high level of service to designers, vendors and clients.

Employed at Wegman Design Group since 2016, Ms. Halm is a 2014 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University.

“Since joining the WDG team more than three years ago, Joanne has demonstrated amazing professional growth,” said Ms. Wegman. “Working seamlessly within our team dynamic, she has achieved a high level of managing the multi-faceted responsibilities required to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

For more information, visit www.WegmanDesignGroup.com.

About Wegman Design Group
Wegman Design Group (www.wegmandesigngroup.com) is known for local, national and international experience in interior design, project management and construction. Led by principal Lori Wegman, ASID, IIDA, the firm is recognized for their team’s combination of high level design talent and insightful problem solving abilities. They have won numerous national awards for their unique skills in blending theme, ambience and functionality.

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