Cape Lookout Lighthouse


Cape Lookout National Seashore

Client: National Park Service

Scope of Services: Historic Structure Report, Condition Assessment, Remedial Design Strategy and Construction Budget

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Constructed in 1859, it was painted its distinctive diagonal checkerboard pattern in 1873. The lighthouse is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore and can be accessed only by private ferry. Though officially decommissioned, the tall beacon remains a guide for local watercraft and a beloved icon of the North Carolina coast.

In 2008 the lighthouse was closed to the public because of concerns for its structural integrity and the safety of the visitors. JKOA prepared an Historic Structure Report and Condition Report and developed a remedial design strategy and corresponding construction budget. Work is underway.


  1. 1 Cape Lookout Lighthouse JKOA
  2. 2 Cape Lookout Lighthouse JKOA
  3. 3 Cape Lookout Lighthouse Stairs JKOA
  4. 4 Cape Lookout Lighthouse JKOA