Klauder & Company first prepared a Site Selection Study to evaluate three potential sites for the proposed new Harbor Master Office in Homer. After completion of the initial site selection analysis, a fourth proposed site was brought forward by city administrators, and it was selected as the ideal selection for the new building.
The next task was to master plan a two-story building with two sets of stairs and a single elevator, which was ultimately revised to a single story due to budget constraints. The final design reflects the building’s nautical surroundings, with the curved southern wall and boardwalk below evoking the bridge of the ship. The building was also designed to accommodate art pieces connected to Homer’s history and ecology, and makes the most of the site’s beautiful location, with windows looking out onto the mountains and harbor.
Construction was completed in Spring 2015, and the building opened to the public on May 18th.