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Winston-Salem Breaks Ground on $18 Million Benton Convention Center Renovation

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — Local officials announced that the 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem will undergo an $18 million renovation that will include significant structural, design and technological upgrades to the interior and exterior of the building. 

Key design elements will create more open, flexible meeting space and incorporate architectural nods to Winston-Salem’s historic arts, tobacco and textile roots. The plans also include expanding the front facade to provide more practical, prefunction space. More windows and skylights will give the venue a contemporary, open and inviting aesthetic. 

The center will remain operational throughout all phases of the renovation and is expected to be finalized May 2017.