happy trails visitor center provides a 7000 sf coverage of tour related functions for the happy trails kennels in big lake, alaska. the home base of the 4 time iditarod champion martin buser, the visitor center is planned to accommodate several coach buses at a time. international visitors can get a glimpse behind the operation of a professional racing team. the architecture of the building relates to the rugged nature and endurance of long distance mushing. the covered “porte-cochère” gives a ceremonial gateway to the abundant nature that lies beyond the kennel.