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Long Island Welcome Center

Long Island’s location, tourism, and food, take center stage at this state-of-the-art Visitor Center that will welcome 8,000 daily

  • 4

    Month Project Schedule

  • 8K

    Visitors per day

  • Long Island, New York

    Long Island, New York

Highlighting the best of Long Island

The first of 11 new visitor centers to open in New York State, the Long Island Welcome Center skillfully executes a vision to showcase each of New York State’s unique regions.  

The exterior of the building incorporates a shingle-style portico entrance, with arched openings framing an ornamental window, and incorporates expansive doors and a porch that are reminiscent of Long Island’s grand estates. A walk of fame sidewalk was also included to commemorate famous local residents.  

Through the doors, the theme continues with interior spaces inspired by a combination of water, beach, sea glass, wind, and the historic farms that dot the region. A warm, sand and ocean-inspired, terrazzo floor in the lobby incorporates the outline of Long Island and surrounding water with brass inlays that highlight local attractions. A Taste NY Market featuring locally-grown produce from Long Island growers can be found across from the dining area, and the restrooms use colors and themes inspired by the beach. 

This unique space was fast-tracked to meet a tight schedule. A truly collaborative effort, we worked closely with several NYS Agencies including the Department of Transportation, Empire State Development, Department of Agriculture and Markets, Office of General Services, Suffolk County agencies, and the Governor’s Office.

At a Glance

New York State Department of Transportation
Meet Our Team

Steve Cook, Project Manager, Landscape Architecture

I enjoy working with a team that responsibly delivers buildable, functional, and maintainable solutions—especially in challenging conditions.
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Anne Marie Edden, Principal, Architect

For every problem, I believe there is a design solution that can provide real value to the public realm.

Stella Fleshler, Project Architect

I enjoy working with my clients to design infrastructure that will work for the entire community and be kind to the environment.

Thomas Hammerberg, Landscape Architect

In our work, you get to be a designer and quite often an end user. Enhancing and beautifying our communities is what landscape architects do.

Robert Minicucci, Senior Associate

Teaching others by example is the best way to pass on experience and good habits.

Steve Cook

Project Manager, Landscape Architecture

Anne Marie Edden

Principal, Architect

Stella Fleshler

Project Architect

Thomas Hammerberg

Landscape Architect

Robert Minicucci

Senior Associate

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