Old Dominion Boat Club Has Gained an Award of Merit in Architecture from the AIA Virginia Chapter

Winstanley Architects and Planners is pleased to announce that the Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) has received an Award of Merit in the Architecture category from AIA Virginia Chapter.

On November 5, 2021 at the at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the AIA Virginia Design Awards has announced Winstanley Architects & Planners as one of the award recipients of their 2021 Awards for Excellence in Architecture. 20 projects were selected by the jury for recognition from a field of 150 entries,

The Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC) received a Special Recognition Commercial Architecture award for its relationship to historic site. ODBC is a boat club on the Potomac River that has been a part of the waterfront of Alexandria since the 1880. Using materials and design aesthetics that rendered a building that looks like a boat and has interior elements that mimic shipboard interior construction components, the Old Dominion Boat Club now enjoys a brand-new multi-story club (like ships have multiple decks) which looks and “feels” like a boat.

The jury appreciated how the nautical iconography was incorporated in a contemporary way, as well as the simplicity of the volume and material choices. “There’s a nice discipline to it,” the jury said. “The way the designers united the old and the new was skillfully done with a real attention to detail. It’s beautifully crafted and subtle.”