Our Building

Completed in 2003, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center became the largest LEED® Gold Certified convention center in the world. We have continued to achieve the high standards for LEED® with subsequent re-certifications, and have maintained the LEED® Gold Certified status.

What began as a vision by a group of determined government officials, corporate and non-profit foundation leaders in 1990 became a reality in September 2003 with the official dedication ceremony of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The opening of the 1.5 million square foot building was so anxiously anticipated by the convention and exposition industry that the building hosted many large trade shows while still under construction.

From 2003 to 2018, the DLCC has hosted over 3,000 events with almost 6 million visitors. 

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