Empire State Development Corporation selected tvsdesign, in collaboration with a design/build team led by Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc. and Turner Construction, to oversee the $1.5 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The project features 90,000 square feet of permanent exhibit space, to be combined with current
exhibit space, which will create an approximately 500,000-square-foot exhibition hall. In addition, the expansion will include 45,000 square feet of meeting room space, a 55,000 square-foot ballroom, and a green roof terrace and pavilion accommodating 1,500 people for outdoor events. As an urban convention center, the team is preparing an on-site truck marshaling facility with room for more than 230 event and exhibit related trucks and 27 new loading docks out of the public view.