Broward County Convention Center Expansion & Hotel

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Serving as owner’s representative for Broward County, we are aligned with five other key project stakeholders to deliver this design-build project that has an estimated cost of $900 million. Our prior experience with Broward County and its processes will enable us to balance project goals and scope (which includes adding more than 525,000 square feet of meeting space to the convention center and an 800-room, four-diamond Omni Hotel on the property) with budget, schedule and quality expectations.

When complete, the expanded convention center will boast more than 1.2 million square feet of event space (including 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space), a new 65,000-square-foot waterfront ballroom, the latest in new technology, new dining concepts, enhanced water taxi access and an iconic waterfront plaza with public access. The hotel will also add more than 73,000 square feet of meeting space, an 11,000-square-foot spa and fitness center and expanded entertainment, retail and dining spaces for visitors and local residents to enjoy.


Design-Build Project Team

  • Client: Broward County
  • Owner’s Representative: The Weitz Company
  • Developer: Matthews Southwest
  • General Contractor: Balfour Beatty
  • Lead Design Architect: Stantec
  • Convention Center Expansion Architect: Fentress
  • Hotel Architect: Nunzio Marc DeSantis