KI Convention Center
City of Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineering
This project was initiated to expand the existing Regency Conference Center and to provide an economic impetus to downtown Green Bay. The new facility, including 54,500 square-feet of new construction and 21,400 square-feet of renovation, was programmed to provide the additional needed square footage to capture 80% of the conventions which had either held their meetings in Green Bay or were planning to do so.
It was connected to the existing Regency Suites Hotel and was located within a block of a second hotel on the Fox River waterfront. Its 38,000 square-foot block of meeting space can be subdivided into two 10,000 square-foot ballrooms and an 18,000 square-foot exhibition hall. It also has 19,430 square-feet of remodeled breakout meeting space from the existing conference center. The round tower entrance was designed to provide a recognizable symbol for the entrance and a recall to the other distinctive towers in downtown Green Bay.
This project was completed by Kenneth M. Betsch, AIA while a Managing Principal for Odell Associates, Inc.