Lexington Convention Center

LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky

SIZE: 756,593 SQ FT / multiple stories


100,841sf of exhibition space, 25,080sf of ballroom space and 14 meeting rooms
Design Partner: NBBJ
Design Partner: Don Grinberg, FAIA, LEED AP

CLIENT: The Lexington Center / City of Lexington

TYPE: New Construction / Renovation

AWARDS: AIA Kentucky Citation Award for Unbuilt Work, 2018


NBBJ and EOP Architects' design for the expansion of the Lexington Convention Center include changes to Rupp Arena. New exhibition space, ballroom and meeting spaces will be built to the north of the current complex and would anchor the proposed Town Branch Park. NBBJ + EOP’s plans call for increased exhibition and meeting space with an expanded ballroom. Two smaller buildings will front the convention center and Rupp Arena, one tentatively called the Pavilion, and will include meeting space, ballrooms and restaurants.