We offer a multidisciplinary design and consultancy service to rowing clubs, schools and colleges. We are specialists in competition rowing boathouses and have a unique set of skills and experience to add to your aspirations. We have researched and found ways of adding value to any boathouse project be it a small alteration, a refurbishment or a new building.
Our designs turn accommodation into an environment synonymous with successful rowing. We know the right atmosphere is important, and social spaces are needed where spontaneous interaction can take place without interfering with the function of the building.
Crew/briefing/meeting rooms need central and strategic positions where they can enjoy status and sanctity. We are aware of the mental journey from changing all the way to the event, taking in briefing, bonding and consciousness. It is a fundamental part of the psychology of competitive rowing.
We try hard to bring together the memorabilia, psychology, culture, heritage and competitiveness in one focal point to concentrate the effort and promote success.
At university level, we won a competition in 2003 to design a new facility for the Oxford University Boat Club on a riverside site in Wallingford. This is to provide a new home for the main university rowing squads following the destruction of their old building by fire in 1999. We were also invited to design a building for University College Oxford, who own the site of the burnt out shell, to contain graduate rooms over a new facility for the college boat club.
More recently we were invited to submit designs for the new Gonville and Caius Boathouse in Cambridge. Case studies of these buildings are posted on the website.