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Georgia World Congress Center Lighting


In the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia World Congress Center features 1.5 million square feet of prime exhibit space and is the world’s largest LEED certified convention center. Consisting of three interconnected buildings the GWCC hosts hundreds of world-class events each year and is also a center for TV and movie filming.



In 2010, the GWCC applied for an APPA grant to replace 100% of the original lighting throughout the entire exhibit space. With LED fixtures not quite ready for such an application in 2010 the original 1000 watt metal halide lighting was replaced with 750 watt fixtures with electronic ballasts and a control system which can be operated with tablet computers. The computerized system can individually control each of the nearly 2,000 new light fixtures.


Project Highlights:

Spencer Bristol Engineering provided design and construction administration services for the project and was the prime professional.

Spencer Bristol is a Gray company.

Spencer Bristol serves customers in a diverse range of industries. In 2017, Spencer Bristol joined the Gray family of brands to complement its project management and design services. As a Gray company, we continue to provide practical design services for transportation, commercial, industrial, and government institutions.