LOUISVILLE, Nov. 20, 2014 — EOP Architects in collaboration with HOK’s Chicago Practice has been selected for the redesign of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) in downtown Louisville. EOP+HOK will consult with architect Don Grinberg of Boston, one of the country’s leading consultants on convention facilities design.
“We are thrilled to ‘kick-start’ KICC,” quipped Rick Ekhoff, EOP’s design principal. “We’re delighted to work with HOK, the Finance Cabinet, the Kentucky Fair Board and the entire team on this monumental project for Louisville and for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”
The convention center spans Third Street between Jefferson and Market streets and officials view its renovation as critical if Louisville intends to retain and grow its share of the lucrative trade show and convention business.