Studio Gang Architects, the Chicago-based firm, designed this boathouse along the Chicago River. Opened in 2013, the 22,620-square-foot complex includes a stunning indoor rowing tank, which comes in handy when the seasons change and it’s too cold for outdoor practice.
By creating a key public access point along the river’s edge the requirement by this project was to improve the quality of the Chicago river, supporting its ecological and recreational revival. Black Locust Lumber, provided Decking out of the organic, durable, rot-resistant Black Locust.
Winner, The Plan Awards, Sport & Leisure, 2017
Institute Honor Award, Architecture, American Institute of Architects, 2016
Jury Winner, Architizer A+ Awards, 2015
Shortlist, Sport and Civic Categories, World Architecture Festival, 2014
Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, Design Excellence Awards, AIA Chicago, 2014
American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum, 2014
Merit Award, AZ Awards for Design Excellence, AZURE Magazine, 2014
Green Ribbon, Blue Ribbon Awards, Friends of the Chicago River, 2014