Project: Grandstand Renovations and Entry Expansion
Client: Maryland State Fair
The Maryland State Fairground is home to Maryland’s largest industry: agriculture. This project started with an overall analysis of the property and identified ways to improve the site wayfinding, site circulation and created an improved sense of place. Our design focused on not just signage but on iconic building elements that signify entry and provide a visible path to the second level venues (OTB, Nick's Seafood and the large event space). The large event space, that can seat 500 people, was identified as a need from within the surrounding community. Events would include graduation ceremonies, proms, receptions, etc. and can adjust to various scales with the proposed design. Creating a stronger identity for the Maryland State Fairgrounds will help increase exposure and help make it a 12 month venue that is more approachable for the surrounding community.