historic rehabilitation
historic rehabilitation

Lancaster Marriott & County Convention Center

Lancaster, PA

This state-of-the-art hotel and convention center incorporates the historic Watt & Shand Building, a circa 1898 landmark building that is at the heart of Lancaster, and the 205-year old William Montgomery House, which now sits inside the hotel’s lobby.The Lancaster County Convention Center, featuring 90,000 square feet of meeting space, and the 299-room Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square hotel are located in the City’s historic Penn Square. 80 rooms are located within the Watt & Shand building’s beaux arts façade. This 19-story, $177.6M, adaptive reuse of a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Lancaster enhances the historic and walkable character of the city. Cooper Carry provided Environmental Graphic Design services for both the hotel and new convention center. Each part of the project received a custom design package that matched the aesthetic of the space while integrating into the overall wayfinding needs of project.Cooper Carry is currently designing a 12-story, 105-room expansion. The addition will address an identified shortage of hotel rooms needed to attract larger conventions to the Lancaster County Convention Center, which adjoins the Marriott.


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  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Philadelphia Chapter, Inaugural Williard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute, Award of Excellence
  • Project of the Year, Mid-Atlantic Construction’s Best of 2009 Awards