Washington College


Chestertown, Maryland


The Washington College Boathouse is the first phase development of the College's new Waterfront Campus, a cluster of single-story buildings that will serve as an educational and recreational destination along the Chester River for the entire campus.

Designed to support the rowing and sailing programs, environmental studies research, and multi-purpose events, the 18,000-square-foot Boathouse includes a main lobby, classrooms, men's and women's locker rooms, workout room with rowing machines and plyometric equipment, an indoor rowing tank, offices, meeting and event space, four shell storage bays, and support and storage space for the College's environmental research vessel. The current Truslow Boathouse--a converted long-span wood warehouse--will serve as equipment storage. A boardwalk will connect the campus to the existing Lelia Hynson Pavilion.

Sustainable Design

The Boathouse is targeting LEED® Platinum certification through integration of sustainable resources, energy-efficient building systems, and creative reuse of existing structures.