At A Boathouse by Rand Elliott, Sports and Arts Go Hand in Hand

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Painted steel panels clad the University of Central Oklahoma’s CHK Central Boathouse, an Oklahoma City project by Elliott + Associates Architects. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Polished concrete flooring flows throughout, including the gallery. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

The boathouse stands on 1 acre. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Folded forms help control acoustics in the theater. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

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CNC-cut solid-surfacing fronts the reception desk. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

A sloped volume with a skylight houses mechanicals. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Signage is cast aluminum. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

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Stainless-steel wires, secured to turn-buckles, run from floor to ceiling. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Windows give the gallery a glimpse of the room where the shells are stored. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

A corridor leads to the theater’s green room. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Rising from the ATM kiosk on the grounds, a mast’s only function is to allude to the height of the boathouse. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Steel racks hold the 12 shells. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Reception is visible through steel-framed glass. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

A canopy cantilevers 10 feet over the entry. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Five of the Oklahoma River’s boathouses are by Elliott + Associates. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

Drywall panels overhead improve acoustics in the theater. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

A slit window’s glass is laminated with colored film. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

LED strips detail the theater’s window walls. Photography by Scott McDonald/Gray City Studios.

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