T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center


A delicate racing shell is the epitome of streamlined form, a visible expression of the forces it must resist. The roof structure of the UC Berkeley crew boathouse is similarly optimized, defining a lean, airy gymnasium for the Olympic-level athletes who train here.

The rowing center was commissioned by the Friends of Cal Crew, spearheaded by T. Gary Rogers, former CEO of Dreyer’s Ice Cream. Rogers rowed for Cal in the early 1960s, and later in the 1964 Olympic trials. Upon completion, the Friends of Cal Crew bequeathed the facility to the university.

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