Best of the Batch Clubhouse
Best of the Batch Foundation was founded in 1999 by former Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback, Charlie Batch, to give back to his hometown of Homestead, PA. It offers over 12 programs to school-aged children, annually serving more than 3,800 children and their families throughout with Western Pennsylvania counties. Its showcase is the "Clubhouse", where the majority of the day-to-day programming takes place. After 13 years in the existing building, they've outgrown the space.
Massaro was selected to work with TKA Architects to design and build a new 33,000 square foot structure on neighboring property. After demolition and site work preparation construction began in late 2019. The three story, structural steel and wood framed building, with lower level to include a future UPMC Wellness Center, will include program areas for mentoring, tutoring, after school, 3-D printing lab, study lounge, Grub Time, Batchpacks, Girl Talk, Project C.H.U.C.K., Batch A Toys, a game room and much more. A new pre-engineered metal building includes a gymnasium fit out for basketball and volleyball on the first floor and a mezzanine running track open to the first floor below. Additionally, we will renovate the existing wood frame building renovation to include a STEAM lab and recording studio on the second floor.