Viñoly at The 49th Annual SCUP International Conference

The Society for College and University Planning’s (SCUP) International Conference will take place this year from July 12-16 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Viñoly-designed David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the world’s first LEED certified convention center (LEED Platinum). Viñoly will be at the conference giving the following guided tours of the convention center and a presentation on the design of collaborative academic research facilities. We hope you can join us and we look forwarding to seeing you there.


Tour of David L Lawrence Convention Center*

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Sunday, July 13, 2014, 4:15 PM-5:15 PM


Join Viñoly’s David Rolland, Partner, and Andrea Lamberti, Partner, for a unique behind-the-scenes tour of the 1.45-million square foot David L Lawrence Convention Center. Learn how the project illustrates Pittsburgh’s commitment to a sustainable future; how the building’s iconic design takes inspiration from the historic suspension bridges that span the Allegheny River adjacent to the riverfront site; and the numerous sustainable strategies employed on the project, including natural day-lighting, low-temperature air distribution, natural ventilation, and gray water reclamation.


Think Horizontal: Unlocking Collaborative Potential in Academic Research Facilities

Monday, July 14, 2014, 1:45 PM-2:45 PM


This year’s conference introduces a new presentation series, Lightning Round, where presenters inspire or share knowledge on a variety of higher education planning topics using the PechaKucha™ 20×20 format-single presentations consisting of 20 images, each timed for 20 seconds. Partner at Viñoly,  Andrea Lamberti, will give a concise and rapid presentation on the planning and design of buildings horizontally in order to capture underutilized site areas for more intensive and effective program usage and foster active user movement within buildings through the interrelationship of day-lit collaborative spaces and circulation zones.


More information, including conference and tour registration, is available at scup.org

*Additional tours may be added on Monday, July 14, 2014 and Tuesday, July 15, 2014.