The Chesapeake House design draws its inspiration from its namesake: the US’s largest estuary. To minimize site disturbance, our design preserves and enhances the natural landscape to create site amenities including a dining terrace and water garden, which provides an outdoor open space for visitors to enjoy. Adjacent to the dining terrace is the first monument dedicated to all Maryland women veterans. The memorial consists of a granite monolith with three angular granite plaques revealing inspirational quotes about women’s military service. Under the canopy of gingko trees, the memorial space provides a room for education and reflection on the women’s role in the military.
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.