Projects: Commercial

Minneapolis Rowing Club

The 9,000 square foot structure contains storage racks for the rowing sculls and exercise areas with sweeping views of the Mississippi River. Measuring 123 feet by 46 feet, the structure is made of glulam frames supporting clear spanning inverted king post trusses. The roof curve is a hyperbolic paraboloid formed by the slight rotation of each truss in succession along the length of the building. Despite visual complexity evoking the power and grace of the sport of rowing, the structure had a modest budget and is economical in use of materials and number of repeated details.

Flannery Construction • 1375 St. Anthony Avenue • St. Paul, MN 55104 • phone: (651) 225-1105 • fax: (651) 225-1100