George R. Brown Convention Center

 

Building Typology: Civic Building

Site Area: 25 Acres

Total Building Area: 1.5 Million SF

Total Exhibition Space: 930,000 SF

Number of Exhibit Halls: 7

Number of Meeting Rooms: 117

Scope Description: The design plays refreshingly against type – where most recent convention centers isolate visitors from the cities around them, the Brown Convention Center, with its broad glass frontage on reception and registration spaces, connects the downtown area with the bustle of the gatherings taking place inside. The exhibit areas with their spaceframe construction and massive truss columns are exceptionally high and open.