Kline & Specter Squash Center

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Drexel University wanted to grow their Varsity Squash Team. Unfortunately, their facilities were holding them back. Friday Architects and Planners was retained to completely renovate and upgrade the existing 7-court squash center in the
Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The original squash center, built in the early 1970s, was dark, lifeless and did not conform to international standards that are dictated by the World Squash Federation. We investigated new opportunities for viewing and public circulation around and above the playing courts.

We also leveraged the existing conditions by exposing the beautifully muscular concrete coffered ceiling and specifying pretty but low maintenance materials throughout.