Florida Turnpike Service
Zyscovich, as a design-build partner, designed six buildings for the selected concession-holder of Florida’s Turnpike Service Plazas for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project included the construction of three facilities and the renovation of three existing facilities, all of which have received LEED Silver or Gold ratings. The service plazas were located along the Florida Turnpike covering seven different county jurisdictions from Orange County to Broward County. Zyscovich presented a design strategy that focuses on Florida’s environment as it changes from the northernmost plaza in North Florida to the southernmost plaza in Broward County. Each site offers new amenities, upgraded services, and more modern and contextual buildings. Included in the new facilities are outdoor dining areas, indoor gardens, higher ceilings, and maximized natural daylight.
As the project was designed for both the benefit of Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and a private concession-holder, phasing and design coordination were critical elements. Zyscovich simultaneously designed the six buildings with an emphasis on efficient constructability and minimal disruption of existing operations.