White-Devries Rowing Center
||The address is 446 E Shore Dr.; and the parcel of land it sits on entails the original Henry Harrison Culver Homstead on the east shore|
|An Aerial view of the area today and this was 2011 of the area - aka
Boathouse (clicking image will bring larger view) the new building sits on the
old "boathouse" ground
It is a 2 story 23,000-square-foot facility with approximately 15,600 sq. ft. on the Main Level and an additional
7,400 sq. ft. on the Second Level; housing :
The entrance which opens into Lauridsen Hall, which will serve as a reception area for guests and sports show
cases for memorabilia and a staircase or an elevator from and an
adjacnt room to the upper level.
|| two indoor rowing tanks, these are a first in Indiana.|
and adjacent to the tanks is a a weight room for weight training and conditioning, large flat
screen interactivemedia center, fauclty/coaches offices, lockers and restrooms and a
three bay shell storage area with wooden overhead doors, on the lower level .
The second floor features a second weight room. a spacious alumni lounge and with
an outdoor viewing deck overlooking Lake Maxinkuckee.
The White-Devries Rowing Center was erected and adorned with two limestone eagle plaques. The architect
John Chipman, who commissioned and paid for the plaques in Warner Williamsí honor.
The two major donors for the project were Miles D. White (chairman of The Culver Educational Foundation Board of Trustees),
a 1973 Culver alumnus, and George T. DeVries III, a 1977 alumnus; beside the 185 gifts thus far received for construction as
well as endowment money for maintenance and programs.
White is the Chairman and CEO of Abbott, a Fortune 100 global healthcare manufacturer. He was a
member of the CMA crew and served as co-captain. White went on to row at Stanford University,
where he was team captain. DeVries is chairman and CEO of American Specialty Health, Inc. He also rowed at Culver , and
continued his rowing career at the University of California-San Diego.
It was designed by Chipman Design Architecture corporate office Des Plaines, Illinois & Los Anlgles & New York.
It was constructed by Weigand Construction of Fort Wayne, Indiana
The powered rowing tanks were Fabricated and Installed by InRiver Tank and Boat, managing craftsmen,
Ken Green and Dick Pereli. Design and 3-D modeling by Jeff Peterson of Peterson Architects of Cambridge, Massachusetts
See the animated architectural plans and video were on YouTube.
It was completed in July 2012 and offically opened on 5 October 2012