The Las Vegas Convention Center is getting a $1.5 billion expansion and renovation. (Courtesy Tvsdesign) Convention centers, designers innovate to meet growing expectations Can trendy features equal better design? That’s the multibillion-dollar question for the burgeoning business of creating and running convention centers.  Cities across the country and from all market sizes are building, expanding and renovating their public meeting halls, no matter whether you call it catching the zeitgeist or going upmarket to attract more events and attendees. “The convergence of convention center and hospitality design” is how the movement is described by Rob Svedberg, a principal with Tvsdesign. “There are a lot of things people talk about as trends I consider best practices. If you’re in a building that’s in desperate need of help, it feels like a trend because it’s something you don’t have.” Svedberg explained the need for a hospitality focus with flexible, open spaces bathed in… Continue Reading Conventional Wisdom

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