The building design is driven by the constraints of the long and narrow site, appropriate solar orientation, and the given program, while the overall building form recalls the image of the numerous marine vessels that pass by the site. The project was projected to reach within the range of LEED Silver to LEED Platinum certification.
Plantings along the edge of the water provides a buffer between the building and dock and acts as a filter and water collection site for future neighboring parkland. The introduction of a pedestrian breezeway in the middle of the building contributes convenient access to the docks and maintains a spatial separation between the maintenance and repair portions of the ground floor program.
The second floor serves as storage for parts, sundries, and long term files. The third floor is divided down the length of the structure; building service functions and locker rooms are located on the street side, while the lunch room, offices, and conference rooms are positioned on the water side to take advantage of views and available natural light. The stair at the east end of the building is architecturally celebrated through an evident distinction of building form that extends along the length of the building to form a secondary canopy over the rooftop mechanical bays.