Albuquerque Convention Center
In addition to recent renovations at the Albuquerque Convention Center, the complex is putting the final touches on a $25 million facelift. The Albuquerque Convention Center has a new look that better represents the unique architectural elements of our region.
The City of Albuquerque selected Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, a local architecture firm, to develop a design that better reflected Albuquerque’s history, art, culture and environment.
The designs included:
- a new exterior facade
- complete remodeling of the ballroom
- a new entertainment deck in the ballroom
- massive windows with panoramic views
- the west building lower level atrium is completely remodeled and includes a fireplace
- complete kitchen renovation
The project was phased to allow for ongoing convention and meeting business.
Phase I of the project broke ground in February 2013 and was completed in July 2013 and included:
- Renovation of the West Building upper level Ballrooms A, B, and C and adjacent restrooms including new ceiling, wall and floor treatments, moveable partitions, lighting and other improvements.
- Renovation of the West Building lower level kitchen including food service equipment.
- Installation of a new service corridor and service elevator for the Ballroom.
- Demolition of the south ramp to the loading dock.
- Recoating of the East Building exterior walls and parapets including the skybridge over 2nd Street.
Phase II broke ground in October 2013 and was completed in October 2014. A ribbon cutting was held on October 23, 2014. Phase II upgrades included:
- A new 5,600 square foot addition consisting of a new large entrance vestibule, small retail space and outdoor deck.
- Inside improvements include new floor, wall and ceiling finishes, new LED lighting, and a gas fireplace in the atrium area.
- 3rd Street between Tijeras and Marquette is almost reconstructed and will be complete in the coming months.
View the pdf of renderings
Off-Site Venues and Area Attractions
- Albuquerque International Sunport
- Cliff's Amusement Park
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- Indoor Track
- University of New Mexico Football Stadium
- University of New Mexico Pit