Overview

Epstein, as part of a joint-venture with FXCollaborative, provided planning, programming and preliminary design services for a $1.5 billion expansion to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Our "indicative design" was then used by the Empire State Development Corporation, the operators of Javits, to award a DesignBuild contract to complete Epstein/FXCollaborative’s expansion program and concepts.

The program that Epstein helped develop for the expanded Javits Convention Center includes 45,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting rooms, a 55,000 sf ballroom (making it the largest in the New York region), 27 new loading docks, new kitchen and food service areas, a green roof terrace and pavilion capable of accommodating 1,500 people, and 90,000 square feet of new permanent exhibition space, that when combined with existing space, creates an approximately 500,000 square foot exhibition hall.

In addition, this Epstein-developed program also features an on-site truck marshalling facility capable of holding a minimum of 229 trucks that deliver exhibit materials in and out of the Javits Center.