Powell Studio Architecture was awarded through a competitive bid solicitation project, the Clermont Rowing Boathouse, through a design / build project delivery method. As part of the City’s new branding, and in an effort to promote the health and wellness of the community, embarked on the boathouse project in cooperation with the Lake County Rowing Association, to bring the sport of competitive rowing, and an opportunity for the citizens to learn the sport.
The building is constructed as a modified pre-engineered metal structure, using high quality materials, and is conceptually and metaphorically designed to reflect its use. Located on the shores of Lake Minneola, this facility has already transformed the waterfront into an active community and enhance the City’s opportunities to host events.
The facility was constructed and opened in 2015, with the strong support and anticipation of the community. The building of approximately 8,000 SF includes a large storage room for the 60-75foot rowing vessels which are stored on racks. Additionally, an exercise porch, offices, and public restroom facilities were also incorporated into the design.