YALE UNIVERSITY, DERBY, CONNECTICUT. 2000. Winner of an invited competition, this building negotiates a steep riverbank on a narrow sliver of a site. The 25,000-square-foot facility houses the Yale rowing shells, boat repair and storage areas, locker room facilities for men, women, and guest crews, coaches’ offices, training areas, and space for the community rowing program. As the facility is located at the finish line for the races, a viewing room/lounge connected porches and open decks was provided for spectators. A boat ramp runs down the riverside flank of the building connecting the parking area to the ample (1/4 acre) dock area.