Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, California, USA234,000 sfCompletion 2009
Honoring the classical elements of Pasadena’s celebrated Civic Auditorium, Fentress’ design complements the project’s centerpiece with subtle façades and a grand Piazza for major events.
In a nod to the rhythms of the Auditorium’s Beaux-Arts architecture, the expanded Center also brings a blend of traditional lines and modern materials. While promenades and arcades welcome pedestrian activity where the complex meets the city, the Center’s interior design emphasizes efficient circulation, flexibility and user convenience. The Exhibit Hall and Ballroom building are 23 percent more energy efficient than California Title-24 requirements and rank among the greenest convention facilities in North America.