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Music City Center Wins ULI Nashville’s Excellence in Development Award


03187_000_N395_webviewThe Urban Land Institute Nashville District Council awarded the Music City Center with Excellence in Development. ULI Nashville’s Excellence in Development Awards celebrate design, creativity and vision in land use, real estate development and commitment to the middle Tennessee community.

Music City Center was a collaboration among the architecture firms tvsdesign, Tuck Hinton Architects and Moody Nolan, the construction team of Bell/Clark/Harmony, and the Nashville mayor’s office. The result is a center that is more than just a place for meetings. It is a place that encompasses the spirit of Nashville and Tennessee.

There was a lot of care taken to create a place that reflects the best features of the city and brings them down to the human scale,” said Kevin Gordon, principal with tvsdesign. “We’ve designed convention centers all over the world, including three of China’s largest convention centers and four of the five most popular U.S. convention centers. There really isn’t anything else like Music City Center in the world.”

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COBO Center Renovations on display during the International Auto Show


Road and Track magazine interviewed our Convention Center Principal, Andrew McLean, to discuss how Detroit’s COBO Center renovations have set the stage for economic rejuvenation in downtown Detroit, starting with the 2014 North American International Auto Show.

With 700,000 square feet of exhibit space, COBO Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and is the 19th largest convention center in the country. COBO’s modernization of its meeting banquet space will make the center significantly more marketable boosting the economic impact for the city as additional conventioneers patronize the city’s hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.

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Miami Beach commissioners Pick South ACE Team for the Miami Beach Convention Center


We are excited to announce that the Miami Beach City commissioners have made a a final decision, and chosen the SouthBeach ACE team to renovate the 52-acre , Miami Beach Convention Center Project.

The big project, which has been called one of the most important development projects in Miami’s history , promises to bring a facelift to the nearly 60-year-old building, which plays host to events such as Art Basel Miami Beach.


Miami Beach residents are excited about the prospects of a new convention center. “It does get a lot of tourist influx into the city and a lot of dollars spent here,” said Miami Beach resident Gregory Barfield.

Along with the convention center renovation, will be an expansion to include a new hotel, public green space, parking, a cultural building and about 90,000 square feet of retail space.

Dan Tishman, South Beach ACE Principal, said in a statement. “The South Beach ACE team would like to thank the Commissioners and residents of the City of Miami Beach for their engagement and support throughout this master planning process. The ideas and feedback we received helped shape an exciting new vision for the City’s convention center.We now look forward to working with the City and the community to bring this project to fruition.”

Watch the video below to view the South Beach ACE Vision for the Miami Beach Convention Center:

tvsdesign was the lead architect for the previous Million gsf expansion and renovation. Miami Beach Convention Center, which is currently considered one of the Top Five Convention Destinations in the United States.

Additionally, tvsdesign was also the Lead Architect for Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center, Situated along A1A, America’s scenic coastal byway.

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From the Ground Up: A time lapse of Music City Center Construction

Music City Center

Nashville’s has posted a time lapse video of the Music City Center‘s 4-year construction journey. Watch as Nashville’s Music City Center, a landmark years in the making, rises from the ground to its completion, in less than 2 minutes.

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Music City Center Construction completed a week early!

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Music City Convention Center_1Three year since construction began, the 1.2 Million sq ft. Music City Center in Nashville has finished ahead of schedule by one week! With construction complete, the Metro Nashville Codes Department has officially issued a certificate of occupancy for the 1.2 million-square-foot facility.

This ground-up project was a wonderful collaborative effort. We would like to give special thanks to our partners, Tuck Hinston, Moody Nolan and Clark Construction.

“I applaud the project management team and its crew for finishing construction of the Music City Center ahead of their deadline,” Mayor Karl Dean said in a public statement. “It is no small feat to finish construction on time, but to do so for a project of this scale is truly remarkable. I look forward to our grand opening festivities on May 19-20 when members of the public can see for themselves the size and beauty of this magnificent building.”Music City Center_2

Music City Center’s formal grand opening is scheduled for May 19 and 20, with a celebration concert headlined by Sheryl Crow.

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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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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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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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