Building Overview

Designed by Rafael Vinoly, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center boasts the largest column free exhibit hall in the U.S. which is 237k gross square feet.

Pittsburgh also enjoys an international reputation for its world-class art collections at The Carnegie Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum and the Frick Art Museum. While at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, enjoy the twenty-five works of art which celebrates the City’s diversity - Art within Art.

Owner: Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Management: SMG

Architect: Rafael Vinoly Architects, P.C.

Project Cost: $375 million

Public Art: $2 million – 25 works

Land Size: 7.9 acres

Building Size: 1.5 million square feet

Total Exhibit Space: 313,400 square feet

Column-Free Exhibit Space: 236,900 square feet

Number of Meeting Rooms: 53 (51 meeting rooms; two 250-seat lecture halls)

Total Meeting Room Space: 77,952 square feet

Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom Space: 31,610 square feet (32-foot high ceiling)

Internet Access: 1G (1024MB) along with a 100Mbps redundant copper circuit — wired/wireless Internet throughout the Convention Center — maintained through showNets.

Preferred A/V: Three Rivers Entertainment

Lighting: 75% natural daylight

Ventilation: Naturally ventilated halls, individually controlled thermostats

Loading Docks: 37

Parking Garage: 700 – 8'1" clearance

Food Service Provider: Levy Convention Centers

Distinctive Features: LEED ® Certification: LEED® Gold Certified, New Construction (NC) and LEED® Platinum Certified, Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance (EBOM).  APEX/ASTM, Venue - Level II Certified.

Outdoor Space:

  • Riverfront Plaza: 1,300 ft of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail featuring over 2,000 trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials.
  • Green Roof, South Terrace: 20,000 sqft of living roof located on the third floor, cityside, featuring over 7,000 perennial, grasses, and sedum.
  • North Terrace: 60,000 sqft of open outdoor space located on the fourth floor, riverside, featuring Levy Restaurants' herb and vegetable gardens, Monarch Waystation, Edible Plants, Medicinal plants and Pollinator plants.

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