Javits Convention Center Expansion Project

Hawkins served as owner’s lead counsel for the $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion project. The facility was procured on a firm fixed price design-build basis, and is a centerpiece of New York state's increasing use of alternative project delivery methods for major public works. The Javits expansion project includes a truck marshaling facility for 220 trucks; 90,000 square feet of new exhibit space; 45,000 square feet of state of the art meeting room space; a 60,000 square-foot ballroom; a green roof terrace and pavilion accommodating 1,500 people for outdoor events; 27 new loading docks; and new kitchen and food service areas and back-of-house and administrative space. The Javits Center is the busiest convention center in the United States and hosts more than 175 events annually.

Client New York Convention Center Development Corporation/Empire State Development
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction New York State’s First Major Design-Build Social Infrastructure Project
Delivery Method Design-Build
Project Size 195,000 SF
Capital Cost $1.5 Billion
Contract Term 4 Years
Contract Counterparties Lend Lease and Turner Construction Joint Venture