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photos courtesy of AECOM

The expansion to the existing convention center provided much need new spaces as well as a refresh of the existing exhibit halls. A new two story building containing a grand ballroom, and prefunction spaces was added, as well as a new central utility plant.

The project posed several design challenges including long span trusses over the grand ballroom, long cantilevers at the roof, and strict vibration criteria at the ballroom floor to accommodate dining and dancing.  
 

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

LOCATION:

San Jose, CA

CONTRACTOR/ARCHITECT TEAM:

AECOM/Hunt

Populous

CONSTRUCTION COST: $130 M

SCALE:

130,000 new sf  SF, 2 story

CONSTRUCTION TYPE:

Steel Framing over auger cast piles

SUSTAINABILITY:

LEED Silver

ROLE:

Patrick Ryan Principal-in-Charge 

Maureen Joyce Project Manager

while employed at Rutherford + Chekene