architecture | artistry | interiors

Clinch Marina Harbor Master Building

Traverse City, Michigan


Client: City of Traverse City

Principal: Robert J. Sommerville, AIA

Project Architect: Robert J. Sommerville, AIA


Project Description:

This new Harbormaster Building was a part of $ 10.3 million facelift of the Duncan L. Clinch Marina located at the end of West Grand Traverse Bay, in the heart of downtown Traverse City. The new building along with the harbormaster office boasts large restrooms, numerous showers, a laundry room and a large boater’s lounge area. In addition to interior space, visitors can enjoy a large covered pavilion equipped with a drop curtain weather screen. The exterior siding and face brick connect the building with the adjacent down town and residential districts. The little tower, the home of harbormaster office, seems to dominate the building and marina inviting boaters and other visitors to the city gateway to Lake Michigan.