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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Expansion

Providing civil engineering, design, and landscape architecture services to sustainably expand a convention center

  • 3K

    Solar Panels

  • 1.7MW

    Energy Generated

  • LEED

    Gold Certified

  • New York, New York

    New York, New York

Complete with a rooftop farm and sustainable green spaces in Manhattan’s West Side

The expanded Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a key part of New York’s Midtown West redevelopment plan. With a goal to expand their capabilities, the client engaged our services to design increased sustainability and functionality of the existing convention center. 

Our civil engineering, design, and landscape architecture teams designed sustainable green spaces on the rooftop pavilion, the new plaza, and sidewalks. The new 6.75 acre (2.75 hectare) rooftop has a glass-enclosed pavilion, an outdoor terrace, and a one-acre (half-hectare) working farm. This rooftop farm creates a unique roof-to-table experience for Javits Center guests, providing up to 40,000 pounds (18,000 kilograms) of annual produce that enhances event meals.

We also provided traffic engineering services to help improve operational efficiency, accommodate event truck traffic, and reduce traffic congestion—bringing new, larger event opportunities to the Center without conflicting with other development. To address the parking needs of trucks serving the existing facilities, we designed a four-level truck garage with 27 new loading docks capable of holding 229 trucks.

Overall, the expansion project added 1.2 million square feet (111,500 square metres) of new exhibition and contiguous space as well as meeting room, pre-function, and special event space—as well as a new kitchen and food service spaces and administrative spaces.

At a Glance

  • Empire State Development
Meet Our Team

Cherie Albea, Senior Associate

Every project may be different, but the goal should always be the same: working together to create a successful outcome.

Jenny Hamann, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Seamless landscapes and urban spaces are created when you balance creativity with practical solutions—they create better communities.
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Brian O’Donnell , Vice President

My goal is to deliver a successful and well received project by balancing project objectives, client expectations, and agency requirements.

Syed Iftekhar, Construction Services Manager

Safety isn't just a measure; it's a culture and a mindset.
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Cherie Albea

Senior Associate

Jenny Hamann

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Brian O’Donnell

Vice President

Syed Iftekhar

Construction Services Manager

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