Vancouver Convention Center Expansion
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Convention Center Expansion provides over 1 million SF of greenroof-covered convention and meeting spaces. Open community plazas, retail, and marine opportunities are interactively tied to stepped development along the waterfront edge. The expansion provides an integration of downtown Vancouver, the Central Business District, waterfront residential communities, pedestrian pathways and bike corridors. The key program spaces include 230,000 SF of exhibition hall, 60,000 SF of meeting rooms, 55,000 SF of ballroom space and 95,000 SF of retail.
Jim Brown, under the design direction of Mark Reddington, was the design team leader of the project from conceptual groundwork and programming, to design and sustainable initiatives. Jim guided the project through an extremely complex and lengthy public process comprising over four years of work.