HOK Architects has begun the $55m upgrade and renovation at the Moscone Center in the Californian city of San Francisco, US.
The work has been jointly initiated by the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau (SFCVB), the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Tourism Improvement District (SFTID).
Lobbies, restrooms, kitchen, telecom / data cabling, and HVAC systems will be upgraded as part of the project, which is set to be completed in two years.
HOK also wishes to pursue a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification for the development.
The project is being funded by a public-private partnership between the city of San Francisco, which has provided $35m, and the SFTID, which contributed $20m.
Webcor Builders is the general contractor and Jones Lang LaSalle and the City of San Francisco's Department of Public Works are the project managers.