Funded by Oklahoma City’s MAPS program, the Oklahoma City Convention Center offers a striking architectural form that will offer citizens and event attendees alike a link to Scissortail Park to the West, and to the Omni Hotel, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and Myriad Botanical Gardens to the North.
Henderson Engineers provided our full slate of engineering design services for this state-of-the-art facility. Oklahoma City’s offerings include 200,000 SF of grade level exhibit space (expandable to 300,000 SF), 45,000 SF of divisible and configurable meeting space, a 30,000 SF ballroom, dramatic terraces and balconies, support offices, and food and beverage amenities.
Henderson creatively used structural depths in the exhibit hall to house a majority of the Mechanical and HVAC equipment, leveraged a medium voltage utility service to efficiently distribute power across the complex, and worked with local utility providers and our in house construction management team to engineer, analyze, and cost out the most advantageous central plant solution for the client (currently served from a district plant with shelled out space in the convention center to bring that operation in house if the economic conditions were to warrant a change in direction). All the while the building has been equipped with forward thinking, integrative technologies and controls that will make it a star attraction in North America’s convention space inventory.
Oklahoma City, OK
Approx. 550,000 SF
Acoustics, Architectural Lighting, Audio-Video, Electrical, Fire & Life Safety, Mechanical, Plumbing, Security, Telecom
2022 ULI Oklahoma Outstanding Public Initiative