Baltimore Convention Center Expansion

Completed on a fast-track schedule, the existing Baltimore Convention Center was kept fully operational during construction of the new expansion. The $160-million expansion consists of a 750,000-sf (70,000-sm) addition that tripled the size of the original building. The new facility includes a below grade, 300,000-sf (28,000-sm) exhibit hall, the addition of 45,000-sf (4,200-sm) of meeting rooms, and a new 36,000-sf (3,300-sm) ballroom, plus accompanying mechanical public spaces.  An innovative three-chord truss system created a 180-ft x 600-ft (55-m x 180-m) column free exhibit space in the exhibition hall.  

The project was awarded the 1998 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence by the American Consulting Engineers Council and the 1998 Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence by the New York Association of Consulting Engineers.

 

Location

Baltimore, MD

 

Owner

City of Baltimore, Maryland Stadium Authority

 

Architect

Cochran Stephenson & Donkervoet LMN Architects

 

Awards

Grand Award for Engineering Excellence, 1998

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)

 

Diamond Award for Engineering Excellence, 1998

New York Association of Consulting Engineers (NYACE)

 

Build America Award, 1998

Association of General Contractors (AGC)