Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center I Madison, Wisconsin

Potter Lawson was selected to be part of a design venture along with Taliesin Architects and Arnold & O’Sheridan Engineers for the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. Extending 90 feet over Lake Monona, the 250,000 square foot convention center is a beautiful and long-awaited addition to downtown Madison.

The architecture of the building is very much a reflection of the vision Frank Lloyd Wright had for the convention center. The structure is symmetrical, with a helix on each side, and a rounded front exterior facing the lake with 34 foot arched windows.

The facility contains a 200-seat lecture hall that features a sloped floor, stepped ceiling, and a state-of-the-art room with rear projection screen.

Monona Terrace was the first convention center in the country to earn LEED EB Certified Silver from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Planning

Architecture

Cost estimating

Construction administration

Awards

AIA Wisconsin Special Recognition

Wisconsin Association of Consulting Engineers – Honor Award

Concrete Design Award (Municipal Building)