Congratulations to the Moscone Center Expansion team for the project earning 90 points out of a possible 111 (LEED Platinum), making this project the highest scoring convention center in the world!
After five years of collaboration and effort across all team members, including; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Mark Cavagnero Associates, Sherwood Design Engineers, Webcor Builders, Tipping Mar + Associates, SOHA Engineers, Ajmani & Pamidi, Inc, HLB Lighting, Nelson\Nygaard, Conventional Wisdom, Cumming Corporation, Lerch Bates, Inc., TEECOM, Integral Group, this is amazing accomplishment for Moscone!
The expansion includes over 300,000 square feet of new Convention Center area, below and above ground, while additionally dramatically improving the existing public realm. The project is comprised of many new social spaces, each with different goals and criteria. The designs include elements to facilitate street life, improved gardens and playgrounds, a new plaza associated with the existing carousel, better pedestrian connectivity via midblock paseos, a new bridge to improve connectivity with Yerba Buena Gardens, and safe sidewalks.
To learn more about the project, see the Moscone Convention Expansion project page here!