Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

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Irving Convention Center
Outside Irving Convention Center.jpg
Exterior
Address 500 West Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, Texas 75039
Coordinates 32°52′41″N 96°56′35″W / 32.8779653°N 96.9431448°W / 32.8779653; -96.9431448Coordinates: 32°52′41″N 96°56′35″W / 32.8779653°N 96.9431448°W / 32.8779653; -96.9431448
Owner City of Irving/Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
Operator SMG Worldwide
Opened January 2011
Enclosed space
 • Total space 275,000 square feet
 • Exhibit hall floor 100,000 square feet
 • Ballroom 19,264 square feet
Parking 800 spaces
Public transit access Irving Convention Center (DART station)
Website irvingconventioncenter.com

The Irving Convention Center is a 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2) facility located on a 40 acres (16 ha) tract in Las Colinas Urban Center in Irving, Texas. Opened in January 2011, the convention center and the adjoining mixed use entertainment district are bordered on the west by Highway 114, on the east by Las Colinas Boulevard, on the north by Spur 348/Northwest Highway, and to the south by Fuller Drive.

Facility[edit]

The facility is designed to serve exhibition, conventions, and meetings and a variety of other events with the focus being primarily on groups of 800 to 1,200 people with a capacity of 4,000 for a general session. The building consists of several levels with an adjacent parking garage. The first floor contains the 50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) column-free exhibition hall that spans approximately two and half stories in height and includes the main lobby. The second level contains 20 breakout rooms totaling 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) as well as the atrium café which extends to an outdoor, shaded terrace. The third level consists of the 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) ballroom with pre-function and breakout areas.

In an effort to avoid the traditional convention center appearance and also utilize natural light as much as possible, the Irving Convention Center is designed as two boxes, stacked and rotated to create cantilevered corners that provide several shaded outdoor areas for visitors to use. The majority of the building is surrounded in glass for natural light and curtained with a perforated copper façade that will age to a natural copper patina for both a unique appearance and to reduce the consumption of energy. The facility was designed and constructed to pursue LEED certification.

Column Free Exhibit Hall Ballroom Breakout Rooms Total Lease Space Gross Square Footage
50,000 sq ft (4,600 m2) 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) 90,000 sq ft (8,400 m2) 275,000 sq ft (25,500 m2)

Project team[edit]

  • Owner: City of Irving/Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Owner's Project Manager: Beck Group
  • Architect: RMJM Hillier Architecture
  • Construction Manager: Austin Commercial
  • Structural Engineer: Datum Engineers
  • MEP Engineer: Vanderweil
  • Civil Engineer: Jacobs Carter Burgess
  • Operators: SMG Worldwide
  • Copper Cladding: Zahner

Adjoining venues[edit]

3,500-8,000 seat concert venue operated by Live Nation, 215,000 sq ft (20,000 m2) of restaurants, retail, cinema and office space are under construction. A future convention center hotel is also planned.

Transit[edit]

A Dallas Area Rapid Transit Orange Line light rail station is located in close proximity to the site to service both the Convention Center and the surrounding Las Colinas area. The Irving Convention Center station provides connections to DFW International Airport and also Dallas Love Field (via the Green Line). There will also be the elevated Las Colinas APT System servicing the Las Colinas area. The multi-level parking garage provides parking for 800 cars.

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