David L. Lawrence Convention Center

This $354 million facility is the nation’s largest to have received LEED designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Convention Center has a total of 1.45 million sq. ft., including 330,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space (250,000 sq. ft. of which is column-free exhibit space), 53 meeting rooms, 37 loading docks, and a 34,000 sq. ft. ballroom.

VDA provided vertical transportation consulting services for twenty-two (22) escalators, sixteen (16) hydraulic elevators (including two (2) with glass cabs), and two (2) geared traction elevators.

Project Info

Service Type

New Construction


Rafael Viñoly Architects, Inc.


1.45 million sf

Project Type

Convention Centers

Equipment Type

Elevators, Escalators


Pittsburgh, PA

Completion Year



$354 Million

Key Personnel

Richard S. Sayah Vice President

Contact Info

Richard S. Sayah
Vice President
120 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 310
East Hanover, NJ 07936

Phone: 973-994-9220
Fax: 973-994-9220