Waco Convention Center
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Built in 1972 and expanded in the late 1980s, the Waco Convention Center has been well used as a regional destination for conventions, meetings, banquets, weddings, trade and consumer shows. However, it was designed at a time when large rooms were more important than guest comfort and competitive amenities. In a major renovation, the center has been brought into the future with 180,000 square feet of renovations and 14,352 square feet of new space. Much of the expansion entailed new public concourses on the sides with glass curtain walls that give the building a new identity from the street and give guests expansive views of downtown Waco and the Brazos River. Today, the convention center is enhancing Waco’s image as a destination for larger group events and business tourism. RBDR served as Architect of Record for the project.