Community Rowing, Inc.

Harry Parker Boathouse and Ruth W. Somerville Sculling Pavilion

Project at a Glance

Brighton, MA


Anmahian Winton Associates

Project Type

New Construction

Project Overview

  • Procuring unique materials, such as the Prodema wood panels, to realize signature exterior design
  • Installing a geothermal well system on a tight site in close proximity to the Charles River
  • Achieving goals for design and sustainability on a limited budget

After over 20 years of providing public rowing programs from a leased facility, the leadership of Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI) decided to construct a permanent boathouse facility to achieve their mission of “Rowing for All” with the infrastructure and accessibility needed to strengthen current programs and offer new services.

The CRI boathouse has the capacity for 140 boats of various sizes and configurations to accomodate future growth. The new facility also provides administrative spaces, classrooms, weight rooms, showers and lockers. A multi-purpose room overlooks the Charles River for events and functions. The facility also demonstrates CRI’s commit to the environment with a wide range of sustainable features including a geothermal well system.