Innovative Thinking for the Next Generation Convention Center

Convention centers are some of the most unique built environments. They are spaces designed to be sold. They are required to be operationally efficient. They are critical to introducing and connecting visitors to your city. Populous’ convention center practice focuses solely on the planning and design of these spaces, with a team of industry veterans and experienced design professionals committed solely to this building type.

We approach convention center design from the viewpoint that our work should enable your business. Recognizing these buildings are intended to sell, we look for ways to maximize operational efficiencies, connect your guests with your city, and enhance the customer experience. Populous’ convention and exhibition practice has developed a method that focuses on imagining and delivering a better future for the convention and exhibition industry through the convergence of beauty, function, spirit of place, urban integration and sustainability.

At Populous we believe every project we work on provides the opportunity for us to create better buildings that meet the needs of customers. Each engagement with our clients helps us better understand the business behind the facilities so we can deliver more inspiring and efficient places for people to assemble and interact. We are paving the way for the next generation of convention centers - buildings that are as smart as they are beautiful; as efficient as they are connected.

In 2013, Populous was ranked as the largest design practice in convention center and sports facility design as part of Building Design + Construction Magazine’s Giants 300.


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Anaheim Convention Center Expansion Planning
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Expansion
Los Angeles Convention Center Expansion
Oklahoma City Convention Center
Qatar National Convention Centre Extension
Sydney Convention Centre
San Jose McEnery Convention Center Expansion & Renovation
Utah Convention Center Expansion
Phoenix Convention Center Expansion & Renovation
Grand River Center
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