Centrally located in downtown Winston-Salem, the 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, which includes significant structural, design and technological upgrades to the interior and exterior of the building. The multi-phased "reinvention" project is led by internationally recognized architectural and design firm, tvsdesign, and began in March 2016.
Here are some of the highlights of the Benton "reinvention":
Transformation of existing exhibit hall into multi-functional carpeted ballroom meeting space.
Key design elements creating more open, flexible breakout meeting space.
Significant structural, design and technology upgrades to the interior and exterior of the building.
Incorporates architectural nods to Winston-Salem's historic arts, tobacco and textile roots.
Front facade expanded to provide additional flexible pre-function space.
Windows and skylights added to give the venue a contemporary, open and inviting aesthetic.
The center is open and operational throughout all phases of the renovation.
Completion -- May 2017.