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Spokane Convention Center Expansion
A Special Feature of DJC.COM
March 19, 2015
Photo courtesy of the Spokane Public Facilities District

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A convention center that takes you to the river
Outdoor patios and a rooftop terrace make the most of the convention center’s riverside setting.

By JEFF WARNER and RAFAEL VIÑOLY-MENENDEZ
ALSC Architects and LMN Architects



Glass walls open to bring the outdoors in
The ground-floor ballroom has walls that open up to the riverside.

By RAFAEL VIÑOLY-MENENDEZ and JEFF WARNER
LMN Architects and ALSC Architects



Massive steel trusses support convention center roof
The largest truss is about as long as a Boeing 747 — and was nearly as complicated to assemble.

By CALEB HEERINGA
DCI Engineers



Photo by David Elms/ALSC Architects

Fast facts

Location: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Size: 90,000 square feet

What’s in it: Exhibit space, ballroom, reception area, meeting rooms

Total cost: $55 million

Design-build contract: $41 million

Groundbreaking:
July 2013

Opened: Feb. 24

What’s next: • 15-story, 716-room Grand Hotel Spokane will open in June
• $1.5 million skywalk to the Marriott is nearly complete




The team

Owner/developer: Spokane Public Facilities District

Prime architect: ALSC Architects

Design architect: LMN Architects

General contractor: Garco Construction

Civil/structural engineer: DCI Engineers

Mechanical/electrical engineer: MW Engineers

Landscape architect: Land Expressions

Lighting design: HLB Lighting

Code consultant: Howe Consulting


Photo courtesy of the Spokane Public Facilities District



By the numbers

75 feet: Distance from the water’s edge

100: Workers on site each day at peak times

550: New windows

1,300: Tons of structural steel used

6,700: Cubic yards of concrete

13,000 square feet: Green roof size

20,000 square feet: Additional exhibit space



Advertisers:

ALSC Architects (www.alscarchitects.com)

Budinger & Associates (www.budingerinc.com)

LMN Architects (www.lmnarchitects.com)

Garco Construction, Inc. (www.garco.com)

Star Rentals (www.starrentals.com)



Special section team

Section editor: Jon Silver

Section design: Jeffrey Miller

Web design: Lisa Lannigan

Advertising: Matt Brown


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