P.E.L.A. Design Inc.

  • Planning
  • Environmental Design
  • Landscape Architecture


I 70 Welcome Centers

Location: Frederick, MD
Type: Visitor Center, Public Building, LEED Certified Building, Design-build Project, Playground, Trail
Status: Construction Completed

Design features include entrance plazas with benches, interpretive walks, children’s playground, pet walking area, picnic areas, significant landscaping, stone seat wall and boulders, etc. Native, low maintenance, drought tolerant plant species were proposed to ensure the sustainability of the landscape. All proposed pathways have porous asphalt material for ground water re-charge purpose. The proposed planting for the stormwater management pond was based upon the designed hydrology of the pond to ensure the sustainability of the pond and the surrounding landscape. This project received MDOT Green Building Award

View to Welcome CenterEntrance Plaza and Interpretive WalkThe PlaygroundThe Comfort StationStormwater Management PondTransformers in Landscaped BedFlowering Shrubs at the Edge of WoodsEntrance to the Welcome Center