RED BANK, NJ 07701



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  2. Paddle Club
  3. River Retreat
  4. Lake House
  5. Gap House
  6. Harbour Cove
  7. Marin Hill
  8. High Bar Pavilion
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We are an award-winning contemporary architecture practice based in New Jersey. Recognized for unique, high-quality design, we provide architectural, planning, interior design and construction management services across a range of project types.

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32 Monmouth Street, Floor 3
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

PO Box 2145
Long Beach Township, New Jersey 08008

Phone: +01 732 279 7577

Paddle Club

A modern, waterfront pool club overlooking the Absecon Bay. 

The Brigantine Marina and Paddle Club is a private membership marina and pool club located on the Absecon Bay waterfront in Brigantine, New Jersey. The project is comprised of two main components – a new deep-water marina and a waterside paddle board and pool club.

The Paddle Club features an elevated saltwater pool, spa and patio with outdoor dining, a bar, and a lounge. A three-story building structure is connected to the elevated pool deck and consists of a private parking garage and building services at the ground floor, a commercial kitchen, restrooms, shower facilities and marina support space at the first floor (pool deck level), and a three-bedroom seasonal rental unit above on the second floor.

The design of the project takes cues from both the active marina and maritime environs, as well as the tidal estuaries and salt marsh landscapes of the adjacent Absecon Bay. An open-joint vertical rainscreen composed of sustainably sourced and harvested Cypress boards cloaks the exterior side walls and pool platform, weathering to a soft, natural grey. Smooth, white composite panels, fiberglass roofing and powder coated aluminum components compose much of the remaining facade elements providing a fresh contrast to the silver patina of the weathered Cypress rainscreen while managing the harsh coastal environment.

The outdoor pool deck is elevated approximately ten feet above grade to accommodate both local flood zone requirements and private parking beneath. The elevated deck also allows for expansive views of the bay and distant marine preserves -- a deliberate move setting viewsheds just above the various boats docked in the foreground. The waterside public access ramps and stairs leading up to the pool deck are designed as a continuation of the marina. Ipe decking runs continuously from the docks up to the elevated pool deck platform before transitioning to natural limestone pavers once inside the pool club. The main entry stair facing the boulevard and parking area is considered as a sort of gang plank — a reference to the docks and many boats that actively inhabit the marina.