Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

The $850 million Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, completed in 2Q 2004, dramatically increases Boston’s capacity to host trade shows and professional association shows. The facility includes a sub-divisible 600,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall on one level, as well as a 40,020 sq. ft. ballroom, and 84 meeting rooms totaling more than 160,000 sq. ft. A 1,000-car parking garage and a 68-berth loading dock are completely enclosed and away from view of the surrounding neighborhood.

VDA provided full consulting services for sixty-two (62) building transportation systems [thirty-four (34) escalators/twenty-eight (28) elevators].

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


HNTB, Rafael Viñoly Architects, Inc.


800,000 sf

Project Type

Convention Centers

Equipment Type

Elevators, Escalators


Boston, MA

Completion Year



$850 Million