"An international, juried design competition specified green engineering as a high priority for Pittsburgh's new David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Rafael Viñoly Architects responded with a stunning building that is a model of environmental stewardship.Key green features include efficient use of heat, light, and water. Construction and interior materials are environmentally friendly. The site itself is a reuse of riverfront acreage. Green Building Alliance, Pittsburgh's nationally-regarded leader in promoting environmentally sound design, contracted Landesberg Design to develop permanent exhibit panels interpreting green building concepts for Center visitors. Our goals: visually engage the visitor and provide memorable, thought-provoking information about green building issues to a broad general audience," said creative director Rick Landesberg. "The panels capture attention with intriguing black-and-white images which portray a single issue; a billowing sail, for example, implies air. Supporting images and text explain the Center's use of fresh air ventilation and its advantages: improved indoor air quality and visitor well-being, reduced energy use. The main message is simply and powerfully conveyed, with additional layers of information for the more curious. The panels capitalize on a high-traffic reception area and the drawing power of a window wall, opening to dramatic riverfront views."