Project Details

The Minneapolis Rowing Club was founded in 1877 on the shores of Lake Lake Bde Maka Ska. Now, over a century and a half later, the club is located at the foot of the Lake Street Bridge on the Mississippi River. The boathouse contains boat storage, training, and meeting space. The structural framing of this building creates a dynamic sense of movement—its unique roof curve is achieved by rotating inverted trusses around a central axis along the length of the roof. To meet the owner’s budget, the structure was economic in its use of materials and its repetition of a small number of simple details.