The proposed building was designed as a referential node, connecting people with the historical significance of fishing relative to the development of cities located along the north-east coast of America. The building responds formally to the commercial wharf structure typology typical and native to the surrounding area. Internally, the building functions both as the private office for the National Marine Fisheries Service/NOAA as well as houses a museum. The museum serves as a publicly accessible educational tool for any interested visitors. The building is also significant because it must regulate and is responsible for all commercial fishing along the north-east coast of the Atlantic.