Orange County Convention Center West Entrance
The Orange County Convention Center is the second-largest facility of its kind in the U.S., encompassing more than 2.1 million square feet of exhibition space. The West Entrance is significant as the first impression for 1.5 million conventioneers who utilize the center each year.
The 40-foot-tall glazed lobby and office structure spans 320 feet between massive stair towers and across what was once the facility’s service entrance. Visitors from the parking area and buses are welcomed to the center by a massive “front porch” with radiating metal-clad “V” columns that leads to a spacious lobby and enclosed bridges to the exhibit halls.
The project earned C.T. Hsu + Associates an Award for Design Excellence from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orlando Chapter and an Award of Merit in the Orange County Design Excellence Awards.