Lester E. Palmer Events Center and Parking Garage

Austin, TX

Services: Structural
Cost: $40M
SF/Floors: 540,000/4
Construction Delivery Method: Competitive Sealed Proposal
LEED Status: City of Austin Green Building Program- Two Star Rating
Awards: AIA Connecticut- Architecture in the Community Design Award; Metal Architecture Magazine Design Award; Austin Commercial Real Estate Society- Public Sector Award of Excellence; Downtown Austin Alliance Design IMPACT Award Opening New Doors; AIA Austin Citation of Honor, Society of Registered Architects-Design Award; Society of American Registered Architects- California

The events center A place for public consumer shows, trade shows, conferences, receptions, banquets, concerts, and dances, the Palmer Events center is a hub of activity for Austin. The facility includes 70,000 SF of exhibit space that can be divided into two halls of 45,000 and 25,000 SF. The two lobbies offer pre-function space and concessions, while upper level meeting rooms feature pre-function space and balconies. The project also includes a four-story, 1,200 vehicle parking garage with three elevated decks. The Palmer Events Center and Parking Garage received a 2-Star Rating from Austin Energy’s Green Building Program.