Boston Convention and Exhibition Center


Massachusetts Convention Center Authority


Size: 1.9 million SF

Meeting Rooms: 82

Collaborating Structural Engineer: LeMessurier Associates

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center


Located on a 60-acre site in South Boston’s historic waterfront district, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast United States and one of the most technologically-advanced facility in the world. The BCEC offers over 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space on one level that can be sectioned off for separate shows or linked into one large space. A 60,000 square foot, column free, ballroom at the end of the building provides breathtaking views of the Boston waterfront and skyline.

Walter P Moore collaborated with LeMessurier Associates of Boston on the structural design of the facility. Our role was to design an efficient and beautiful long-span roof over the main exhibition hall. This roof structure, which spans 180 ft. and cantilevers 65 ft. at each end gives the venue an elegant and virtually column free exhibition space, which is a true marketing advantage in the competitive business of attracting large conventions. Not surprisingly, the BCEC has been one of the most successful convention centers since its opening in 2005.