With no existing facilities at their disposal, a boathouse for the growing crew team would be a great asset. The facility opens directly onto the lake and provides for multiple boats launches simultaneously. The two volumes of the boathouse are dictated by program and careful geometric examination.
A long, thin structure houses the 55 ft. long racing shells and other equipment. Joined by a shaded outdoor hallway, the second building houses locker rooms, staff office, and a large team meeting space.
Both structures were designed with simplicity and flexibility in mind; the boat storage building is completely open to the exterior, and features an open roof with a rainwater collection system. The area surrounding the boathouse was also carefully considered to accomodate the parking and transportation concerns of the large racing hulls.
Status: School Project
Location: Claytor Lake, VA