Monterey Conference CenterMonterey. Ca
The Monterey Conference Center reflects the City of Monterey’s continued tradition of congenial hospitality, and has provided its citizens elegant facilities for meetings and cultural activities. The renovation transforms the Center into an inviting, light-filled civic gateway for visitors and residents. Inspired by the iconic elevated wraparound porches of the Monterey style, a cantilevered envelope of perforated steel and transparent glass replaces the former concrete and stucco facade to open the municipal facility to its surroundings. The enlarged lobby with its double-height glazing becomes an active ground floor that welcomes event attendees. Its design energizes the adjacent Portola Plaza, which is reconfigured to be a vibrant, outdoor extension of the Conference Center and strengthen pedestrian access from downtown to the waterfront. In the evenings, the building will radiate a warm glow into the plaza as light washes over the building’s second-story wood and glass screens.