Bubba’s Shellfish Company
Virginia Beach, VA
More than two thirds of this waterfront structure is constructed in the deep water of Bubba’s marina and boat launch. It is surrounded on three sides by covered decks, intended for convenient offloading fresh fish catches from local fisherman. The retail business conducted inside provides fishing tackle, bait and accessories for sport fishing enthusiasts, as well as fresh catch entrées ready to take home. Some technical challenges to the design of this project were handicapped access, tidal flooding protection and structural founding. GMF+ received a City Planning award for architectural excellence as the ‘Outstanding Redevelopment/Renovation Project’ for 2005.