University Rowing Facility

The redevelopment of the University’s rowing facility on the Lake Cayuga Inlet provides updated facilities for more than 150 athletes on the Men’s Heavyweight, Men’s Lightweight and Women’s Openweight teams. The project goal was to repurpose several aging facilities while adding new facilities to create a harmonious “village” of buildings including branding elements to clearly identify the village as Cornell Rowing.

The Center includes a Heritage Room with memorabilia displayed for alumni and team events, multi purpose training room for workouts and events, a renovated lobby and exterior gathering space for all three teams, five boat storage bays, repair bay, locker rooms and faculty offices.

The project provided significant operational savings to the Athletic Department by consolidating functions and reducing trips to other facilities. Mechanical and lighting systems were all upgraded for higher efficiency. The finish construction materials all reflect the University’s goal of sustainability

  • Type interior design, rowing facility design, higher education design

The brightly lit Heritage room used for alumni and team events includes custom maple display cases to display trophies and other awards. Oversized slate flooring milled from local sources was used for it’s beauty and durability for the northeast weather environment. The high ceiling incorporates large acoustic wood ceiling tiles.

Renovated and expanded lobby includes new concrete floor, blue stone and maple bench. Bold red graphics and historic rowing equipment encourage team spirit and branding

Renovated boat storage and repair bays

A new element to the lobby includes the open stairway which connects the lobby to the exercise facilities. Bold branding and historic images enhance the sculptural qualities. Recycled wood acoustical ceiling planes “float” in the lobby ceiling giving an air of boats floating in the water.

The sun-filled work-out facilities incorporate high ceiling and large windows. Used as a shared facilities with competitive teams, branding was brought in with color and championship signs to clearly distinguish the University brand

Updated offices and locker rooms keep in line with the simple, clear design aesthetic used throughout the facilities