Harbor Lifeguard

East Harbor Lifeguard and Shower Facility
Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio

This project consisted of the evaluation of this State Park’s existing beach area showers and lifeguard facility relative to feasibility and cost-effectiveness of reconfiguration and remodeling. The study and current operational / programmatic needs revealed the need for a new facility.

The existing building was raised and a new 1,580 sf building was designed to accommodate men’s and women’s restrooms, changing areas, lifeguard office/storage, drinking fountains and outdoor showers. The building materials of split and smooth faced CMU, composite shake siding, glass block, sealed concrete floors and standing seam metal roof were chosen for their durability, aesthetics and low maintenance aspects.

Additional site amenities include, new sidewalks, restriping the parking to include ADA accessible spaces, 11 additional parking spaces and new bicycle racks. The facility is very energy efficient, utilizing a high degree of daylighting and automatic controls on plumbing fixtures. Artificial lighting is controlled by photo cells and occupancy sensors.

Project information


Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Project Size

1,580 SF

Completion Date

September 2012



East Harbor Lifeguard and Shower Facility

Services provided

+ Pre-Planning Analysis | Field Survey of Existing Facilities | Code Analysis | Site and Master Planning | Space Planning and Design | Building Design | Interior Design | ADA Compliance Evaluations | Programming | Construction Documents | Materials Selection | Assistance with Local Jurisdiction Requirements | Specification Writing | Cost Estimation | Bid Negotiations / Analysis | Construction Administration