The Boathouse®

Meticulous design for a very complex 18,000 SF, 400-seat eatery. The structure includes a 38-foot clear story portion, a two-story portion, a 70-foot tower element, a dock bar and boardwalk areas.

Orlando, FL


The structure’s complexity, along with tight construction schedules, required meticulous and fast-paced design skills to ensure structural needs were met for the building, three-quarters of which is over water.


VAA was able to accomplish the design requirements within the constraints of overlapping design and construction schedules. The design team addressed the structural needs of the building using a steel pile / spread footing foundations combination.


  • Designed complex structure for building that sits three-quarters over water
  • Unique design includes a 38-foot clear story portion and a 70-foot tower element
  • Created steel pile/spread footing foundation combination
  • Designed project exclusively using 3D Revit®



  • Cuningham Group
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