Client City of Phoenix

Phoenix Civic Plaza

Phoenix, Arizona

The Phoenix Civic Plaza expansion included three principal elements: a meeting and conference facility on the symphony terrace, replacement of the existing north convention center, and interior renovation of the existing south convention center. The expansion tripled the square footage of the combined Civic Plaza meeting rooms, exhibit halls, and ballroom space. Extensive renovations to the Phoenix Symphony Hall, a 2,600-seat multi-use performing arts theater, enhanced the home of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, and Ballet Arizona. The expansion design provides an interface between the Plaza and the Light Rail System. The Symphony's architect for the project was van Dijk Westlake Reed Leskosky. HOK served as the design architect of the remainder of the project. 

At a glance

638,000-SF Expansion

Convention Center Renovation

2,600-Seat Symphony Hall Renovation


Expansion triples square footage

Design interfaces with light rail system


Executive Architect

Architectural Design - interface between the Plaza
and the Light Rail System

Master Architect for stations in the Light Rail System

"This is an amazing facility. Convention and meeting planners across the country tell us this is the best Convention Center they've ever seen. Not all success can be measured in square feet. Success is also in attitude, style, and a burst of creativity. This is a very modern, yet very Arizona design, that fits that bill."