Orange County Convention Center

Orange County Convention Center West Entrance Expansion Signage Design and Wayfinding

Size 40,000 square feet
Completion Date 2004
Services
  • ADA and Code Required Environmental Graphic Design
  • Wayfinding for site, building, and bridges
Architect of Record
C.T.Hsu+Associates, P.A.

Project Description:

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 expansion project was conceived as as an enhancement to the existing convention center. The West Entrance is significant as the first impression for 1.5 million conventioneers who utilize the center each year. The spacious lobby area features new escalators, a grand staircase, office space, and new pedestrian walkways. 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 is a 2004 AIA Achievement Award Winner.

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