The redevelopment of the University’s rowing facility on the Lake Cayuga Inlet provides updated facilities for more than 150 athletes on the Men’s and Women’s teams. The project goal was to repurposed several aging facilities while adding new facilities to create a harmonious “village” of buildings including branding elements to clearly identify the village as Cornell Rowing with the intent to provide a location inclusive of both men and women’s rowing wherein the past the two were segregated. Sustainable materials used include locally sourced slate flooring ____
The Center includes a Heritage Room with memorabilia displayed for alumni and team events, multi purpose training room for workouts and events, a renovated lobby and exterior gathering space for all three teams, five boat storage bays, repair bay, locker rooms and faculty offices.
The project provided significant operational savings to the Athletic Department by consolidating functions and reducing trips to other facilities. Mechanical and lighting systems were all upgraded for higher efficiency. The finish construction materials all reflect the University’s goal of sustainability