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Community Rowing Boathouse

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Project Name

Community Rowing Boathouse

Project Status



Community Rowing Inc


  • Civil Engineer: Stantec
  • Landscape Architect: Stantec
  • Childs Engineering Corp
  • Structural Engineer: Richmond So Engineers
  • : R.W. Sullivan Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer: R.W. Sullivan Engineering
  • Plumbing Engineer: R.W. Sullivan Engineering
  • R.W. Sullivan Engineering
  • Harriman
  • Green Roundtable
  • Extech Exterior Technologies
  • Lighting Designer: Lam Partners
  • Janney
  • Elstner Associates
  • Richard Keleher Architect
  • Consigli Construction Co.
  • Mike Champion
  • Jane Messinger
  • Peter Vanderwarker

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Project Description

When the only public-access rowing club on Boston’s Charles River required a new facility, Anmahian Winton Architects saw a chance to modernize the vocabulary of local rowing structures while taking inspiration from antecedents such as covered bridges and tobacco barns.

The team developed three types of functional cladding for the project. At the main boathouse, an assembly of composite panels with operable vents allows for natural ventilation. Patterned louvers on the south face mask mechanical vents, offer privacy for locker rooms, and induce natural cooling. At the adjacent sculling pavilion, glass shingles—held in custom extruded and fabricated aluminum clips—protect, ventilate, and display the smaller boats.

“It’s very rustic; it’s a hard environment, and they somehow softened it,” commented juror Cristobal Correa.

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