Groton School Boathouse

Groton, Massachusetts

For the long-established, independent Groton School, the architect resurrected the school’s riverfront presence with renovations and expansion of the existing boathouse. This project called for restructuring the interior space to provide more efficient scull storage with a new racking system. Additional storage and workshop space, new team rooms and bathrooms round out ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$123.80FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYPhysical-Education Facilities/Recreation Centers program.

The existing structure, built in 1984, was expanded, re-clad and detailed to reflect the classical architectural elements from New England’s tradition of shingle-style boathouses along the river. Exterior renovations included removing the roof structure and replacing it with an improved structure that contains 12 new dormers and a new cupola. The completed boathouse interior serves the school’s boating traditions with a new entry and lobby, and the exterior reinforces the building’s relationship to older, period structures on Groton’s campus.