A division of the Sares Regis Group of Northern California was selected as owner representatives for the long-planned, $500-million Moscone Convention Center expansion project in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District (TID) hired the division, SRGNC CRES LLC, to help in the selection of an architectural/engineering team to design the project.

“The architectural/engineering contract has an RFQ that was distributed on April 6 and the due date for proposals was May 4,” says Lynn Farzaroli, senior manager of the TID/Foundation, San Francisco Travel Association.

“Sares Regis’ division will help in the selection of the architectural team that is due for selection in June,” she adds. “After that team is put together we will work on plans and timetables for the project moving forward.”

Preliminary plans call for at least 200,000 sq ft of additional space.

A/E contract services include building program validation, master planning, conceptual design, design development, bid documents and construction services.