Maryland House and Chesapeake House serve more than 5 million visitors per year on Interstate 95, the most heavily traveled highway on the East Coast. Deterioration of the original buildings from constant use led the Maryland Transportation Authority to seek replacement designs that would provide up-to-date services. Ayers Saint Gross designed the new structures for Areas USA, a leading provider of travel amenities, so the architecture is connected to regional identity. The bold designs respond to the scale and speed of the highway, and each travel plaza is distinctive from the other to create a memorable place associated with Maryland.
Ayers Saint Gross is pleased to announce its Interstate 95 Maryland House and Chesapeake House Travel Plazas won USGBC Maryland’s 2015 Small Commercial Project award!
The Mid-Atlantic state’s architectural chapter doled out 22 awards to professional firms, including Ayers Saint Gross’ Travel Plazas and University of Delaware ISE Lab projects.