The Post Clubhouse

Former NFL quarterback Christian Ponder and OKW Architects together, created The Post in New York City to provide a high-end, bespoke club for elite athletes, blending sophisticated design with sports inspiration.

  • area / size 5,300 sqft
  • Year 2024
  • Type Other,
  • The Post is the brainchild of former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder. After retiring from the NFL, Christian wanted to create meaningful pathways for former athletes to channel their energy and enthusiasm for their sports into professional ventures or avenues for self-improvement.

    Christian realized that he missed the camaraderie, trust, and purpose that was integral to his success at the highest levels. He specifically sought to re-capture the magic of the huddle, where he felt most connected to his teammates. His first hurdle was translating this vision into architectural space.

    After speaking with OKW, the vision came to life. Together, we created a high-end, bespoke club designed specifically for athletes who have performed at the highest levels: college, professional leagues, and the Olympics. Beyond the social element, The Post includes conference rooms, a podcast room, and modular furniture that can transform a lounge into an intimate theater for screenings. Throughout the space are works of art by New York Rangers captain Jacob Trouba, filling in the gaps with splashes of kinetic color.

    The final product is a unique take on the social club, combining the high-end sophistication of a members-only experience with the excitement, grit, and attitude of high-performing sports leagues.

    Design: OKW Architects
    Architect of Record: Spectorgroup
    Contractor: Archstone Builders LLC
    Furniture: Interiors for Business
    Photography: Kendall McCaugherty | Hall + Merrick + McCaugherty Photographers