Eleanor Boathouse Wins 2018 MCA Chairman Award

'The 19,000-square-foot facility is the last of four new boathouses and river launches created by the Chicago Park District to reclaim the Chicago River as a major system of parks and water-based recreation. The design, incorporating alternating roof trusses, was inspired by the rhythm and motion of rowing.

"There's a Nordic feel to this," observes Ginn. "It has a playfulness of bringing aspects of a boat into the design."

The zinc used is 100 percent recyclable with a potential life span of 100 years or more. This choice of material aptly expresses the intent of conservation in regard to the river itself."

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The Plan — “Architecture Drives Change”

Italian magazine The Plan features the Studio’s Eleanor Boathouse at Park 571 in Chicago.


Illinois Alumni Magazine — “Relationship Builder”

“Known for such projects as the Aqua Tower and the WMS Boathouse, award-winning architect Jeanne Gang believes that architecture should encourage social interactions.”