AECOM Hunt completed the expansion of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in a joint venture with Zachry Construction Corporation. The expansion represents one of the largest jobs the city of San Antonio has undertaken to date, comprised of 726,000 square feet.
The project included the addition of exhibit halls, multi-purpose rooms, a ballroom, meeting rooms, and administrative and support areas. Additionally, the expansion included a cantilever that extended over Market Street to make the main entrance to the facility clear for visitors, adding a unique design aspect to the space. The most challenging part of the expansion was to keep the rest of the facility undisturbed during the renovation phase. A large temporary wall was established to separate in-use space from the worksite.