Old Dominion Boat Club

The Old Dominion Boat Club was founded in July 1880. Located on the Potomac River waterfront, the club combines physical fitness and sport with a social atmosphere. For this project, Forrester will build a new four-story, 14,828 square foot clubhouse and parking lot on the former Beachcomber site at the base of Prince Street in Alexandria, Virginia.

The new facility will combine athletic and communal spaces accommodating both sporting and social activities. On the ground floor, the nautical style building will have a main lobby, storage, locker rooms and showers. The upper floors will include a social room, a kitchen, the members’ board room, a multipurpose space, the boat club’s offices and a prep kitchen. Forrester will also build out support areas, restrooms, elevator lobbies  and outdoor spaces on each floor. The third floor roof deck, which also houses mechanical equipment, will offer sweeping views of the river. In the brick-paver parking lot, colored concrete with oyster shell aggregate and historic granite markets continue the clubhouse’s nautical motif.

Project Location:

Alexandria, VA


Michael Winstanley Architects & Planners


14,828 SF


10 months