Kentucky International Convention Center Renovation & Expansion

LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky

SIZE: 960,000 SQ FT


Exhibit space increases from 146,000 SQ FT to more than 200,000 SQ FT, all within existing footprint, column-free exhibit space, new 40,000 SF ballroom
Design Partner: HOK Chicago
Design Partner: Don Grinberg, FAIA, LEED AP

CLIENT: Commonwealth of Kentucky

TYPE: Expansion / Renovation


The design team of EOP Architects with HOK’s Chicago office and architect Donald Grinberg, FAIA, a leading consultant on convention facilities design, has completed a $200+ million expansion of the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville. The design improves navigation and pedestrian flow and "extroverts" the exterior of the building with a clean, glass facade for ultimate transparency. Meeting rooms are upgraded and expanded; entrances are now clearly marked. The project is designed to LEED Silver.

photography credit: Christopher Payne/Esto

The improvements for the Kentucky International Convention Center are very important to downtown Louisville and the many businesses that depend upon conventions in this city.

—Former Gov. Steve Beshear