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Chesapeake House MD Chesapeake House MD
Photo by: Tom Holdsworth
Photo by: Tom Holdsworth
Photo by: Tom Holdsworth

Chesapeake House

Cecil County, Maryland

Chesapeake House, along with its sister plaza Maryland House, serves more than 5 million visitors each year on Interstate 95. The original buildings were deteriorating, which led the Maryland Transportation Authority to seek much-needed updates. The Lighting Practice designed the interior and exterior lighting for the travel plaza. The design goal was to accentuate the circular architecture of the building and create an inviting environment for travelers. As the building features large windows and multiple skylights, the lighting design maximizes available daylight and supplements where necessary with subtle recessed fluorescent light fixtures. TLP wanted to illuminate the space without taking away from the aesthetic impact of the sweeping wooden roof that was designed to reflect the bow of boats.

AIA Maryland Excellence in Design, Honor Award – Commercial Architecture
USGBC Maryland, Top Honors in Excellence in Green Building for Small Commercial Project


Areas USA

Special features

  • LEED Silver Certification


Alfred Borden

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