This space was originally designed to house the Museum of History and Industry, MOHAI, as part of the 2001 convention center expansion project. MOHAI decided not to occupy the space which was then modified to be the temporary home of the Seattle Library during the construction of the new Seattle library.
After the library moved out the property was purchased by Washington state for future meeting room space for the WSCC. As the architect for the original MOHAI shell space and the temporary library project, LMN was selected to convert the existing interior spaces into a multi level conference center that could be used as a standalone meeting facility for a single group or be additional meeting space for a client in the convention center.
The scope included the build out of convention space on 4 existing floor levels, 3 levels of flexible meeting space (including a 30,000 square-foot flexible banquet/tradeshow/meeting level), one level of board rooms, a connection to the existing convention center, and a re-designed main entry facade for the Conference Center.