Kalahari Convention Center_Sandusky

Kalahari Convention Center

Inspired by the adventure and intrigue of Africa, the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH offers a 100,000-square-foot convention center. GRAEF lef the engineering team, including structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection, and provided the structural design for the $30 million conference center.

The expansion included new break-out meeting rooms, a large gathering and registration space, and expanded kitchen and back-of-house support areas. The crown jewel of the expansion was the new grand hall exposition space, The Kilimanjaro Room, that features nearly 200-foot clear spans supporting multiple, intersecting, moveable partitions. Careful and innovative structural considerations allowed the roof’s long spans to manage the desired partition flexibility providing Sandusky a premier exposition space.

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Project Data

$30 Million Project Cost
100,000 Square Feet


GRAEF Services

Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Plumbing/Fire Protection Engineering
Structural Engineering

Kalahari Convention Center Contact

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