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Inside the Changes at COBO

Detroit COBO Center

R-03429-000-005Detroit’s ABC WXYZ Action news gives an ‘First Look’ at the Phase I renovations at the COBO Center. The improvements add 30,000 feet of space to display the cars and the project is currently on time and under budget.

Says ABC WXYZ, “Cobo Center is garnering a lot of attention with the international media and people who have covered the North American International Auto Show for years”.

The final phase of improvements will be done this summer.

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Retail Food & Beverage Expertise

tvsdesign Retail Food and Beverage

Spaces to meet people, dine and celebrate, relax and rejuvenate, are essential to successful placemaking. They create a vibrant and dynamic social connection to the life of the community.

Our team of Retail Experts is committed to delivering environments that relate to who they are, places that reflect their ambitions and enhance their self image. The experience and insight gained  from over forty years in the industry give us the ability to synthesize the  the social and emotional demands of design, the need to connect, engage and entertain.

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Detroit Mayor takes 1st tour of COBO Hall expansion before Auto Show


Motor City’s Cobo Center is being reshaped by the client’s vision and a team led by tvsdesign to connect to city life and to capitalize on its fantastic Detroit River site for the first time. reports on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s first look inside COBO Hall ahead of Auto Show media previews which start Monday.

The article reports that Executives from the Big Three and Toyota briefed the Detroit mayor on the show during his tour. Mayor Bing ended the tour with the most impressive part of Cobo’s renovation: the new 250-foot atrium.

“You just have to look up, and you can get a crane in your neck. This is just absolutely wonderful,” said Mayor Bing.

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Successful brands are built on strong emotional connections with their customer. They represent a promised experience – the proposition of a valued and trusted relationship.

Our team of Retail Experts is committed to delivering comprehensive retail design solutions. The experience and insight gained  from over forty years in the industry give us the ability to synthesize the art of placemaking with the business fundamentals of dealmaking.

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College Football Hall of Fame to break ground in Atlanta in late January

College Football Hall of Fame

NCAA.COM recently reported on the Jan 28th. groundbreaking for the tvsdesign Convention studio’s latest project, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

The site is in the park area downtown near the Georgia Dome and World Congress Center, also projects by tvsdesign. The museum is expected to attract around 500,000 visitors per year, according to studies by Atlanta Hall Management.

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Hospitality /

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Unveils Phase Two Renovation


Hotel Business recently reported on our progress of the 800-room, multi-year expansion project at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago Illinois.

The hotel’s owner, the city’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, is investing an estimated $110 million on the total renovation of the property. The project will include a new 460-room tower plus upgrades to the food & everage outlets, the lobby and meeting and event space.

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Detroit’s COBO Center Prepares For 2013 Auto Show

Detroit COBO Center

A quick stroll through the construction site that Cobo Center has become shows that change is coming to the North American International Auto Show.

Cobo Center is still in the midst of an expansion and upgrade. While the transformation of the former Cobo Arena into a ballroom-type space won’t be finished for another year, the new Riverfront Atrium is expected to be done in time for time for the 2013 show. It will be used as a gathering place, and will have a temporary stage put up for opening ceremonies, and the presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.

Continue to read this article on CBS Detroit.

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Creating a single, flexible showroom for two distinct lighting brands


In 2011, Swarovski, an international high end lighting manufacturer, relocated its presence from Plattsburgh, New York to a showroom space in the Dallas Market Center that reflects their commitment to high design and branded products.

The 9,000 square foot space occupies a corner location in a newer portion of the Dallas Market Center providing a more enhanced presence in the Market Center than the client’s former showroom space. Two suites were combined to create a gracious light filled space that welcomes customers. Due to the new location, which is farther away from many of the competitor showrooms, it was critical that the new showroom design be unique and a draw for customers.

A faceted glass storefront design immediately sets the space apart from the adjacent showrooms while establishing a unique design language. The faceted design references the client’s dedication to the craftsmanship of producing premium crystals and is a unifying theme throughout the dual branded showroom. A mirrored graphic film along the glass storefront draws on the curiosity of the passerby while controlling views into the interior. See more photos here. (more…)

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Ocean Center Wins the 2012 AIA Georgia Merit Award


Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held the Georgia Chapter Awards Ceremony at the  Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta. AIA Georgia awarded tvsdesign the 2012 Merit Design Award for the Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

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Groundbreaking in Nanjing


tvsdesign Breaks Ground on Ningxia Conference Center in China, New Home of China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum