Over the past few years, the College has explored numerous options associated with the replacement of the Shaw boathouse. This exercise materialized into the conception of a new facility which is approximately half designed, to date. This progress is marked through the completion of the programming and schematic design phases, and the start of design documentation. At this juncture, the design process has yielded a 1-story, 8,613s.f. building that contains space for boat storage, public gatherings, locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a workshop, and other support spaces. Additionally, the new building will be fully accessible and designed to accommodate gender neutrality.
The Boathouse design process has currently been put on hold as Williams continues to minimize the financial and social impacts that this current pandemic has brought to our global community. We will continue to update the status of this project’s progress as more details become available.