A renovation of the Oregon Convention Center is underway. The project includes numerous upgrades to the center’s public spaces and ballrooms, as well as a reconstruction of the exterior plaza on the northeast corner. The contract with Colas Construction is the largest public contract in Oregon history to be awarded to a minority-owned business as the prime contractor.
The new designs, inspired by Oregon’s landscape, will include lichen-like carpets and forest canopy ceilings. The north plaza will be renovated to provide more flexible and usable space and to improve wayfinding for adjacent hotel guests and transit commuters. These upgrades will allow the 28-year-old center to continue to provide world-class service for today’s meeting and event needs.
Renovations are expected to be completed by October 2019.