Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mills Group designed an addition to the existing Jefferson County Welcome Center, home to the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau. A former model home, the building served as an important gateway to the state of West Virginia and the town of Harpers Ferry.
The welcome center was in need of exterior improvements and an additional 1,250 square feet of interior to continue to draw the attention of visitors to the area. Based on the welcome center’s proximity to the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, we approached the project with a holistic design for the building’s exterior envelope to help the center blend into the park-like surroundings. Local precedents lead to the use of exterior materials such as stone, board and batten siding and horizontal beveled siding to accomplish a natural look.
The revitalized interior includes a cathedral ceiling main hall and has been enlarged to house the exhibit hall that will highlight the county’s rich history, recreational amenities, and tourism destinations. Mills Group was additionally contracted upon completion of the addition to design the final interior vinyl graphics and informative signage that depict the landmark historic events and destinations within Jefferson County in a colorful and engaging format.
- Location: Jefferson County, WV
- Client: JCCVB
- Services: Schematic Design, Construction Documents & Administration, Graphic Design and Signage, Bidding and Negotiation
- Cost: 850,000