San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California

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Michael Scott Herpy (was created by)
Arthur Charles Erickson (was created by)
2001, expansion;1987-1990;1981
The 1981 scheme for the San Diego Convention Center combines a highly efficient, simple plan, with dynamic soaring spaces, tranquil, passive gardens and festive tent structures. It creates a new urban place on the waterfront...Its strong organizational concept creates a simple plan of maximum efficiency, flexibility and economy with minimum demands on construction. The design develops a clear pattern of access and circulation and provides a strong identity of its primary function, while offsetting the extraordinary size of the building and giving interest and excitement to the body of the center. -- After the expansion in 2001, the new and the original sections of the convention center extend nearly half a mile, forming a single 2.6 million-square-foot colossus on the bay. The expansion, coupled with the 90,000-square-foot Sails Pavilion now enclosed behind a glass curtain, has given the San Diego Convention Center 615,000 square feet of exhibit space. --
1980s (1980 - 1989)
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)