Project Description

Best Adaptive Re-Use Project 

Gilbane Building Company | Arlen Specter U.S. Squash Center

Project Description

Partnering with U.S. Squash, Gilbane Building Company artfully transformed the historic Philadelphia Armory – formerly a military drill hall – into the new Arlen Spector U.S. Squash Center, the world’s largest squash center and the “center” of squash in the United States. Located on the campus of Drexel University, the project places a modern squash and community facility within an historic and architecturally significant setting. The building, first constructed in 1916, features striking truss work and now features 20 courts, a newly constructed mezzanine level, bleachers for court viewing, locker rooms, a retail shop, a lounge center, and a physio center.  

U.S. Squash  

Van Potteiger Architects 

Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.  

GBCA Member Collaborators
Belcher Roofing Corp
Central Metals, Inc
Copeland Surveying, Inc
D’Andrea Bros. Concrete Co., Inc.
EC Fence & Iron Works, Inc.
Falasca Mechanical Inc.
G.O. Services, LLC
M. Schnoll & Sons, Inc.
McGoldrick Electric, Inc.
Northstar Contracting Group, Inc.
Paul Rabinowitz Glass Co., Inc
Roman Mosaic and Tile Company
Shelly Electric Company
Shore Supply Inc.
Southern New Jersey Steel Co., Inc. 

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