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David L. Lawrence Convention Center


The David L. Lawrence Convention Center was designed to exemplify the highest standard of sustainability and is the pinnacle of the Pittsburgh’s economic and environmental revitalization.
Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the DLCC effectively blends unparalleled space, functionality, and flexibility offering planners, exhibitors, and visitors a location for an extraordinary event experience.
The building’s dynamic architectural design is like no other convention center offering breath-taking views, open terraces, and a suspended roof structure. Our abundant pre-function space overlooks the Allegheny River as well as Pittsburgh’s impressive downtown skyline.
We are currently the highest rated LEED® Platinum Certified Convention Center in the US, a rating from the US Green Building Council. Our sustainable features include: a natural ventilation system, an abundant amount of natural daylight, and an on-site water reclamation system.


Location Highlights
  • Hosts more than 200 events annually generating an excess of $100 million in economic impact to the local community
  • Host to the Professional Convention Management Association – PCMA Convening Leaders 2019
  • In 2009 successfully hosted the G20 Summit of World Leaders
  • On average we donate approximately 5 tons of food to local pantries, and 4 tons of cooking oil for biofuel conversion annually
  • Only Convention Center in the world to receive Gold (new construction) and Platinum (existing building) LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification rating from the US Green Building Council


Location Detail Information

Opening Date

  • February 7, 1981

Length of Service

  • 17 years

Facility Owner

  • Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

Major Tenants

Seating Capacity

  • 313,000 square feet of exhibition space

Facility Manager

  • ASM Global
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