Situated on the banks of the Allegheny River in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, the beautiful David L. Lawrence Convention Center offers over 300,00 sq. ft. of naturally lit and ventilated exhibition space. The Pittsburgh David Lawrence Convention Center is also the first "green" convention center and the world's largest LEED-certified
Designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center brings the outside indoors, creating a space at one with the natural beauty of Pittsburgh and its rivers. It's a beautiful building with walls of windows, expansive terraces, and balconies open to sweeping river views. Opened in September, 2003.
Location & Parking:
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is located along the south shore of the Allegheny River in the middle of Pittsburgh's safe, walkable downtown referred to by locals as the "Golden Triangle." An attached 700 car parking garage is connected to the convention center via a covered walkway. There are also a number of other parking lots and garages
located within a 15-minute walk of the convention center.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center offers 313,400 sq. ft. of naturally lit and ventilated exhibition space (263,900 sq. ft. column-free), 51 meeting rooms, two 250-seat lecture halls, 37 loading docks, and a 31,610 sq. ft. ballroom, the largest in the region. It also features state of the art teleconference and telecommunications capabilities and offers available Internet access.
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center offers an on-site hotel and also lies within easy walking distance or short subway ride of six other major downtown Pittsburgh hotels.
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Green Conservation Makes a Difference:
The David L. Lawrence Convention Center is the world's largest "green" building, and an exemplary model of Pittsburgh's focus on green construction. Performance statistics for the Pittsburgh convention center help display the center's commitment to reducing its impact on the environment through the framework of the 3 Rs:
- Reduce - By utilizing the natural ventilation system for approximately 60 days per year, roughly 33% of Exhibit Hall's event days, the Convention Center eliminates the need for artificial heating and cooling.
- Reuse - The Convention Center's water treatment facility reclaims more than 4.75 million gallons of water per year, reducing water usage by about 55 percent.
- Recycle - The Convention Center recycles an estimated 124,000 pounds of paper and cardboard per year, saving the equivalent of 1,054 trees, 434,000 gallons of water, 682 barrels of oil and 186 cubic yards of landfill space. They also recycle several thousand pounds of plastic and aluminum each year -- conserving enough energy to produce about 7,500 gallons of gasoline or light a 100-watt light bulb for almost a century.