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Convention conundrum

For years, Mike Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has said that a convention center hotel must open at the same time as the convention center or the city faces losing business. With construction on the $252 million project set to begin in 2016, a hotel developer needs to be identified

Architect selected for MAPS convention center

The recommendation to hire Kansas City-based Populous and GSB to conduct a conceptual study for the convention center will go before the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Committee on Thursday. If passed, it will then go before the City Council for approval. Populous was the firm responsible for weighing and narrowing down the prospective sites for

City names convention center short list

Those teams on the short list, which includes Oklahoma City-based and out-of-state firms,  include: Denver-based Fentress Architects and TAParchitecture; Frankfurt Short Bruza and Atlanta-based tvsdesign; Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB Architecture and Rees; and Kansas City, Mo.-based Populous and GSB Inc. Fourteen proposals were under consideration. The selection was just one piece of the ongoing process

Site chosen for proposed MAPS 3 convention center

After months of meetings, the MAPS 3 convention center subcommittee has chosen a location for the proposed building. The group accepted the recommendation of its consultant, Populous Inc., to place the center just west of the Oklahoma City Arena, where several former car lot sites now stand. But with that acceptance came concerns from subcommittee