The lifeguard tower was designed with function in mind. The completed design features a 360 degree view, which is created by hinged system. This hinge system allows the life guards to adjust their view and shelter according to the surrounding conditions. For example, the front panel can be lowered to block the rising sun similar to the idea behind a car visor. The structure is secured as these panels can be lowered and closed. Once this is done, the ladder can be removed – preventing access from the public. The visual contrast between the look of the tower when it is opened and closed, allows the public to see from long distances whether or not the tower is occupied. Overall, this lifeguard tower will provide exceptional view of its surroundings. Not only is it functional it would act as a visual landmark for the beach.