Indiana Convention Center Expansion

Indiana Convention Center Expansion

Indianapolis, Indiana

In 2006, the Indiana Stadium and Convention Building Authority retained our team to design a major expansion to the Indiana Convention Center as a response to ongoing increased convention and trade show demand. The more than 700,000 SF expansion includes exhibition space, meeting rooms, and pre-function and support space – all within a tight urban site. The project also includes the design of a climate-controlled pedestrian passageway between the Convention Center and the new Lucas Oil Stadium.

Indiana Stadium & Convention Building Authority
700,000 SF

The expansion’s materiality integrates the new facility into its urban context through brick, limestone and green tinted glazing from the existing building, accented with patinated copper recalling the Statehouse dome, the Simon Headquarters building glazing and St. John’s Church spires.

To mark its place as an Indiana facility, the expansion is designed to recall the narrative story of the glacially altered northern Indiana landscape coupled with southern Indiana’s bluffs. As a meeting place for major conventions and trade shows in an urban environment, the building’s design captures the welcoming gesture of a handshake.