McKissack was selected as part of a design-build team for Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority’s expansion of the McCormick Place complex.
Chicago's McCormick Place is one of the largest convention centers in the nation, attracting more than three million trade and public show visitors annually. The 10,000-seat multi-purpose event center will be home to the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team and able to host general sessions for large conventions, trade shows, concerts, and other special events. These facilities will underpin the city of Chicago as a leader in the convention and trade show industry and help to further revitalize the surrounding neighborhood. Both the Hotel and Wintrust Arena are scheduled for completion in 2017.