Ft Lauderdale Convention Center Expansion and Hotel Planning Study

Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Project Size:

New area: 614,000 square feetRenovated area: 633,000 square feet

Project Status:

Completed 2005


Convention Center Design

LMN completed a master plan & conceptual design study for the Greater Ft Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The master plan addresses site constraints pertaining to parking for convention center events, vehicular & pedestrian access, hotel site analysis & future convention center expansion.

Options were developed for a phased expansion onto land adjacent to the cruise ship terminal on the Port Everglades waterfront in Fort Lauderdale. In conjunction with the planning study, a market analysis and financial feasibility study were developed for both a hotel and the convention center expansion.

The expansion program includes 75,546 square feet of new lobby/pre-function space, 180,000 square feet of new exhibit hall space, and 70,000 square feet of new ballroom/meeting room space. Solutions for access, parking, and the security of the cruise ships were primary concerns.