Zyscovich Re-Designing Turnpike Service Plazas to LEED Standards
Miami-headquartered Zyscovich Architects is re-designing service plazas along the 312-mi length of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. The firm is a member of the Areas USA team, which was recently awarded a 30-year contract to manage turnpike plazas from South Miami-Dade County to Okahumpka in north-central Florida. Zyscovich will design seven service plaza buildings with various retail and food service options. Four of the buildings will be new facilities and three existing buildings will undergo major renovations.
All of the new plazas will be designed to LEED Silver standards.
The entire renovation/rebuild project, which also includes five smaller fuel/convenience stores designed by other members of the design-build team, is estimated at more than $100 million. In addition to Zyscovich Architects, the Areas USA design-build team includes OHL/Arellano Construction; Jacobs; Gannett Fleming; Donnell, Duquesne and Albaisa; and WRScompass.