Belmont Hill Boat House – Cambridge, MA
BWK Construction Co., Inc. served as the General Contractor for the Belmont Hill and Winsor School Boathouse. The primary focus of the 5,000 sf adaptation and expansion project was to modernize and maximize the facility’s service to the growing Crew programs for both Schools. The project involved intensive permit coordination between the Metropolitan District Commission, the Cambridge Conservation Commission and other jurisdictional authorities. Additionally, BWK successfully developed design solutions and procured necessary variance approvals for unique aspects to mechanical systems. A 1,000 sf addition, set on piles, was added to the existing structure to allow locker rooms, ADA accessibility and installation of composting toilet systems. Exterior architectural detail includes diamond-cut siding and two-tone roofing patterns, milled porch and ramp details and 6-color paint detail. Interior architectural detail includes milled birch paneling on walls and ceilings throughout and 9×9 mahogany bay doors. The project was successfully completed over the winter season within a restricted time period.