Moscone Center Expansion

The Expanded and Improved Moscone Center Creates Less Carbon Emissions Per Visitor Than Any Major Convention Center in North America

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San Francisco, CA


Moscone Expansion District


350,000 square feet

4 levels above grade


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Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, LLP / Mark Cavagnero Associates

Moscone Center Expansion located in San Francisco, CA is an expansion, Type I steel hospitality project designed by SOM and Mark Cavagnero Associates. This CM-GC/IPD project involved reconfiguring the convention center’s North and South Exhibit Halls to increase exhibition space, resulting in a total expansion area of 350,000 square feet with four levels above grade and one level below grade.

The project increased contiguous exhibition space, ballroom, meeting room, retail, and support spaces. Complex sequencing, scheduling, and pedestrian-safe access measures were put in place and imperative to accommodate the center’s full convention schedule during construction.

Finally, the sustainably impressive, improved Moscone Convention Center creates less carbon emissions per visitor than any other major convention center in North America, saves more than 5 million gallons of water annually, and generates clean energy with the largest rooftop solar installation in San Francisco. Webcor self-performed concrete and carpentry. This project is LEED Platinum®.


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