“If you build it, they will come.” This misquoted movie line is often the impetus behind many public/private tourist industry initiatives, but building a venue is only part of the formula for a successful venture.
Our designers, engineers, and other visionaries have the experience to look past today and see the potential for tomorrow.
Designing, upgrading, or expanding the systems associated with today’s convention centers is the Olympiad of engineering and planning. Creating an adaptable space that can be changed overnight to suit different vendor requirements is the ultimate “fit for purpose” design challenge.
Our teams understand the complexities involved in providing a space flexible enough to host an auto show one week and a Comicon the next– all the while keeping it safe. We also have the foresight to identify possibilities for expansion in the future and to plan accordingly.
The world’s best hotels are at the forefront of integrating technology with engineered systems to maximize the guest experience while improving maintenance and operational efficiencies and creating a competitive edge for the hotel. They also serve as a base for enjoying everything else a destination city has to offer.
Convention centers, conference centers, theatres, museums, spiritual centers, and recreational facilities are places where the latest innovations are presented, history is preserved, and where we can unwind. Dynamically linking facilities with other opportunities helps all to thrive.
Hospitality and Convention Centers are the foundation of communities throughout the world. These facilities are anchors of our communities where we rely on the integration of technology and engineered infrastructure systems to enhance the patron’s experience. The quality of air, reliability of power, efficiency of systems, and ease of operations and maintenance contribute to fulfilling the missions of these organizations.
ESD understands how decisions made before, during, and after design impact the long-term vitality and performance of these developments for the developers, operators, and their communities. Our team offers specialized knowledge supported through years of innovation to provide consulting engineering services focused on these purpose-built environments.
The various facets of Hospitality and Convention Centers are reflected in the thought leadership, instructional videos, podcasts, and other information offerings we post regularly. Check out the latest.
ESD’s relationship with Chicago’s award-winning theatre group began in the early 1990s and continues with an opening night production of Anton Chekhov’s Seagull, the play that will open Steppenwolf’s new in-the-round Ensemble Theater in Honor of Helen Zell. (Learn more about Steppenwolf Theater project.)