In the Fall of 2008, Bachelor’s Barge Club along Philadelphia’s historic Boathouse Row entered into a lease agreement with Drexel University. The lease provides Drexel with a prestigious address for their growing men’s and women’s crew programs as well as a ceremonial home base along the water.
In that regard, Bachelor’s retained Friday Architects/Planners, Inc to design renovations to their Scull & Sweep Room. The room had last been renovated in the early 1980’s, and much of the original character of the room was gone. Friday proposed a major structural change to the building in order to create one large reception room from what had been two.
This proposal was very well received by the Bachelor’s leadership and served to create a more functional use of the existing space. Our design includes a long wall for trophies and other Bachelors’s and Drexel lore. It also includes all new interior finishes, wainscot, built-in benches and a formal bar. The bar is designed with casters so it can be moved around the space into different configurations. Work was completed in the Summer of 2009.