Project 2: Classic Center Expansion

Project Summary

The Classic Center Expansion increased the size of the exhibit hall, doubling the capacity from 1,500 to 3,000. The project provided a new enclosed atrium as a pre-function area of the Exhibit Hall. The atrium is also a part of the Public Art program (SPLOST 2011 Project 21) with a large custom piece hanging in front of the atrium windows. A covered walkway was constructed between the Classic Center and the new Hyatt hotel so convention attendees can easily access the Classic Center from the hotel. Additional parking areas were added to the Classic Center facility.  

Key Project Statistics

  • Project Designer: Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart & Stewart Associates, Inc.
  • Project Contractor: R.W. Allen, LLC
  • Program Manager: Jacobs Engineering
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $23,748,000
  • Amended Budget: $23,503,113
  • Total Cost: $23,503,113
  • Completion Date: February 2013

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