high peaks south Welcome Center

Hudson, ny


Recipient of the 2002 “Excellence in Highway Design”
Merit Award for Highway-Related Projects
U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration


Dembling + Dembling Architects, P.C. was the architectural design consultant to Dufresne-Henry Inc. on this project which included the demolition of two existing rest area facilities and the design of two replacement facilities.

DDA was responsible for the architectural design of the replacement facilities, which follow an Adirondack Vernacular Style.  It conforms to ADA Guidelines and other state fire and building codes.

The buildings include multiple public restrooms, NYS Police interstate highway patrol and commercial vehicle inspection office, a New York State truck inspection office, tourist information interpretive center display, vending, DOT maintenance areas.  The Immigration and Naturalization Services Border Patrol office in the Southbound rest area includes three holding cells. 

The completed buildings ranged from 7,500 square feet to 9,200 square feet and overall construction cost was estimated at $11.4 million.

Construction of the Rest Areas was completed in May 2002.