Case Study

Pittsburgh Convention Center Earns Gold

Just in time to host Greenbuild 2003, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh was awarded 39 points in the LEED® Rating System, qualifying it for Gold certification. At nearly 1.5 million ft2 (140,000 m2), the Lawrence Center is the largest LEED-certified building. The $385 million building is owned by the Pittsburgh Sports and Exhibition Authority and was designed by New York City-based Rafael Viñoly Architects. Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates provided engineering and sustainable design services for the project. Pittsburgh’s nonprofit Green Building Alliance offered technical support and LEED coordination, and the Heinz Endowments provided financial support to the greening of the Lawrence Center.

Published December 1, 2003

(2003, December 1). Pittsburgh Convention Center Earns Gold. Retrieved from