National Car Rental Center aka BB&T Center

As the Director of Development and Construction, a principal of Upton+Partners was responsible for the design, construction and budget management of the National Car Rental Center, home of the NHL Florida Panthers. The project was a Joint Venture between the Florida Panthers Hockey Club and Broward County, Florida.

The project was completed from the commencement of design thru opening day within a record-breaking 27-month period, finishing on time and under budget.


Sunrise, Florida


Multi-purpose Entertainment Center/Parking Garage

Site Area:

136 Acres

Square Footage:

1,000,000 SF

Parking Spaces:



Ellerbe Becket Architects

Landscape Architects:

Edward Stone Associates

General Contractor:

Centex-Rooney Construction Company/Hunt Construction Company

Completion Date: