GREAT MIAMI ROWING CENTER | Hamilton, OH | 14,000 GSF
2024 | Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design
Located on a prominent site in downtown Hamilton, Ohio, the new boathouse for the Great Miami Rowing Center will mark a unique intersection of the river and the city. The Boathouse will be the first dedicated facility for GMRC, a vibrant community organization founded in 2007. Proposed as a catalyst for community recreation and engagement, the project represents a vision for an activated and energized riverfront. The site, which will be shared with a future residential development, will form a beacon and threshold to a developing network of new recreational facilities along the river. The design for the Rowing Center synthesizes the complex requirements of a boathouse while providing light, uplifting spaces to exercise and gather as a community. The new boathouse, intended to operate year-round as a publicly accessible facility, will integrate the building into the site and the community while preserving the unique ecology and riverfront infrastructure. Guided by sustainable principles and LEED Silver requirements the design will support health and wellness, optimize energy performance, and adapt to the evolving needs of the Great Miami Rowing Center throughout all four seasons.
GREAT MIAMI ROWING CENTER
A New Boathouse on the Great Miami River