Maryland State Highway Administration – South Mountain Visitor Center

Myersville, Maryland

Welcoming visitors to the region

Myersville, Maryland

Completion Date

25,000 SF

Project Type
New Construction, Highway Welcome Center

AIA Chesapeake Bay Citation Award
AIA Chesapeake Bay People's Choice Award
MDOT Green Building of the Year, MDOT Design Award

Sustainability Certifications
LEED Silver

Professional Credits
Civil, GeoTech, Hydraulic, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing, LEED Consultant: KCI – Prime

This award-winning welcome center, designed for the Maryland State Highway Administration, is located on westbound Interstate 70. Its facades incorporate a gentle blend on local stone and wood indigenous to Western Maryland. Natural landscape features integrated within the site and internal exhibits telling a regional story further establish the project’s sense of place. Sustainable features include a geothermal system, radiant floors, high-performance lighting, and locally procured products.     

Efficient welcome center

Ravi Waldon, AIA, LEED AP

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