The Brookfield Conference Center is imagined as a destination and something very unique to the city. This design is bold and eye-catching, yet rooted in timeless architectural language and very warm and inviting. The building is position in a north-south orientation adjacent to the recently proposed Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel is currently planned to support the conference center with its kitchen and staff.
There are front and back-of-house connections linking the hotel directly to the conference center, as well as a shared loading space. All parking will be handled within the master plan of the site.
The building design takes it cues from the program with the ballroom space expressed as the tallest volume. Interlocked with this volume is a strong horizontal roof plane. This roof is supported by delicate steel columns and stone clad support spaces. These columns and roof planes are basic architectural elements that have stood the test of time and create an almost civic or monumental presence.
The warm and inviting interior spaces – where wedding receptions and business conferences can take place – flow seamlessly together and are engaged with the outdoor spaces beyond. There are opportunities for a wide variety of events, both corporate and community based, to engage the site, landscape and possibly even the adjacent pond as unique outdoor event spaces.