Tucker Sadler Architects (Tucker Sadler) and Joseph Wong Design Associates (JWDA) were selected to join the design team for the proposed Phase 3 expansion as well as a possible 250-500 room hotel. The San Diego-based architectural firms were selected based upon their in-depth knowledge of the facility as well as local building codes and environmental impact concerns.
"We are pleased to be working with team members from both Tucker Sadler and JWDA once again who have intimate knowledge of our building and our operations from working on the first expansion of the Convention Center nearly a decade ago, that doubled the size of our current facility to 2.6 million square feet," says Carol Wallace, San Diego Convention Center Corporation president and CEO. "This expansion is what our clients have asked us for in order to accommodate their growing space needs and it's what we are committed to providing to them with our Phase 3 expansion."
When completed, the Convention Center will have the largest contiguous exhibit hall space on the West Coast with 750,701 square feet (sf) as well as the largest ballroom at 80,000 sf. The proposed expansion also adds more than 100,000 sf of meeting space and outdoor terraces as well as a 5-acre waterfront park that can be used by meeting planners for outdoor events and activities. A 250-500 room hotel adjacent to the Convention Center and a pedestrian promenade along the waterfront with 30,000 sf of retail space is also part of the proposed Phase 3 expansion design.
The design team is currently working on finalizing a model for the proposed expansion utilizing 6.86 acres of land adjacent to our current facility. The environmental review and permitting process, that takes about 18-24 months, is also underway.
For the most current expansion information including floor plans, renderings and videos of the new design, visit www.conventioncenterexpansion.com.