Oregon Convention Center completes $40M renovation

November 20, 2019

The Oregon Convention Center in Portland has completed its major renovation project. Image courtesy LMN Architects[1]
The Oregon Convention Center in Portland has completed its major renovation project.
Image courtesy LMN Architects

The Oregon Convention Center[2] (OCC) in Portland has completed a $40-million renovation project—the center’s first large-scale remodel since the venue was built 30 years ago.

The remodel of the 23,690-m2 (255,000-sf) convention center includes updates to numerous public spaces throughout the venue to improve accessibility, provide more flexible and transformable spaces, and elevate design aspects.

The renovations also include a new plaza area to provide a flexible outdoor space. To integrate creative design aspects throughout the venue, OCC drew inspiration from Oregon’s natural landscape, with design touches such as lichen-inspired carpets and forest canopy ceilings.

The renovations were designed by Seattle-based LMN Architects[3], with Merryman Barnes Architects[4] as the associate architect, and Mayer/Reed[5] as the landscape architect and environmental graphics designer. Glumac[6] was brought on as the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineer, Seattle-based Magnusson Klemencic Associates[7] was the structural engineer, and KPFF[8] was the civil engineering firm.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/11-20-2019-11-29-10-AM.jpg
  2. Oregon Convention Center: http://email.prnewswire.com/wf/click?upn=zySGXW1QLHU8t7wSbPI8iADmwAaKTbie2jeFmcdktodEwvjrWE3hjb0z5ysK0e2uK79v2HLKulVCFe-2FR-2By7GycOfMjb0ADNkpakuRUvYu-2BjpTW9jEurueomEpwJQtGbkgTtBofftQ-2B28Wl8msL9aeDDUjYAvRq15-2FUqcCtElag2AkWwU-2Foalxcyqs8NqFsW1_P1d6Oi2FkyEs1jcJZXjx5rGPWFgRuAQjosWj5MyrONsCIWFF6zX61J-2F1a-2BNafv9Cqx-2BiC-2FNB4-2FY5BXT8nPitYzFH6pndowbHknYnO4nxoZMICqyzkjIj4oqI9IrLWgtFowwiO0fhhbfgVzE-2Fw-2BWjYTjAcpgFWME9mLl-2B4bZUuALv0sZwroh1VCMS775pYDxfjEnRNQ7nwDd-2BJBJ2MZ9meThqZQ00XJURLIAIDn6Aarzre78JX7prP8i-2FPB1S6jVSX3ajCMrOai0G0R8FH4mX3362zQ3-2FazeS9-2BhDvB3vURryiGV9v7n7UD8p26Q-2B2UFv0vW28bM-2BdcxxJWYgCEuBc-2BjWkCOt-2FZ-2BoNmxZkdk6c6-2FgDcvANOkOYBbDlNED4PfP
  3. LMN Architects: https://lmnarchitects.com/
  4. Merryman Barnes Architects: https://merrymanbarnesarchitects.com/
  5. Mayer/Reed: https://www.mayerreed.com/
  6. Glumac: https://www.glumac.com/
  7. Magnusson Klemencic Associates: https://www.mka.com/
  8. KPFF: https://www.kpff.com/

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