ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The ambitious overhaul of the Albuquerque Convention Center will wrap up the $25 million renovations in August. Phase two of the face-lift continues to progress well with new ceilings, doors, wall finishes and carpet completed.
“The ballroom balcony is underway with new structures, glass walls and doors looking over the Civic Plaza,” said Lawrence T. Peterson, vice president of business development for Bradbury. “The bell tower structure along Third Street has been completed, as well as the structure for the grand entry.”
Phase two of the renovations also includes installing energy-efficient LED light fixtures, air conditioning and heating systems. Project architect Dekker/Perich/Sabatini have continued to revamp the exterior with new paint, stucco, landscaping, irrigation and exterior lighting.
Phase one’s improvements redesigned a loading dock, transformed the main ballroom, updated the center’s kitchen and other upgrades.
By the end of the renovations, the center will also unveil a new entrance to the West Complex, spacious windows with panoramic views and a remodeled west building lowel level atrium with a fireplace.