Pittsburgh is a city known for its diverse architectural styles such as the “Romanesque” Allegheny County Courthouse (H.H. Richardson 1888), Phillip Johnson’s glass castle PPG Place (1988) and the city’s most recent addition to the downtown skyline and riverscape, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects (2003). 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.
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 Restaurants
Distinctive Features: LEED ® Certification: Gold LEED®, new construction (NC) and Platinum LEED®, existing building (EBOM).