2019 Excellence in Specialty Building or Room Design Winner: Boathouse

Photography courtesy of Marcus Gleysteen and Joshua McHugh

Marcus Gleysteen and Maggie Mink of Marcus Gleysteen Architects in Lincoln, Massachusetts
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Designed to be beautiful as well as functional, the boathouse stores boats and recreation equipment, and also functions as an event space. Ipe-decked platform boat lifts are raised to make a solid floor and convert the boathouse into an open gathering space. A Douglas fir timber frame clear-spans the interior space. Other useful features include a storage loft above the service space, and barn doors to batten-down for the off-season.

Judges said: This project displays a playful approach to expressing the notion of a dynamic boathouse, while complementing the site. The simple form, structure, materials and use of natural light are carefully integrated. There is also a refreshing multi-functional duality, allowing the space to be enjoyed as a gathering space for events. It clearly communicates multiple layers of meaning with regard to the site, exterior architectural form, interior space, structure and details.

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