by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 03, 2014
The team of LMN + GGN + SHoP has been chosen to provide design services for the planned expansion of the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Local firm LMN will be the main architect, overseeing Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, which will handle the urban design and landscape. New York City-based large-project architects SHoP also will help with the planning. The expansion will more than double the size of the current facility, which offers 205,700 square feet of exhibit space. The new space will add about 300,000 square feet of heavy-load exhibit space, 135,000 square feet of meeting and breakout space, and a new ballroom. Construction will begin in early 2017 and finish up in 2020.