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USC Village, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
USC Village
Building history.
Expanding a historic campus—without breaking character.
Academics. Access. Amenities.
Central to students’ learning, development and emotional well-being, living/learning communities are based on the belief that a strong social support network is the most consistent indicator of academic success. Incorporating study rooms, lounges, classrooms, retail and outdoor spaces, the new USC Village establishes a vibrant, supportive environment that encourages continuous learning, engagement and the development of lasting connections both in and out of the classroom.

A significant expansion of USC’s central campus, the Village is closely linked to both the larger campus and its surrounding South Los Angeles neighborhood. Wide, brick-lined pedestrian walkways, multiple points of entry and superb public transportation encourage interconnectivity between the main campus, the Village and the local community. The Village’s restaurants, retailers and relaxing outdoor areas—open to all USC faculty, staff and students as well as neighborhood residents—create an inclusive and welcoming gathering space, while carefully considered security precautions ensure the safety and comfort of residents and visitors alike.

Ultimately, the new USC Village is a thought-provoking melding of community, education and mixed-used spaces that asks the question: “How do we design for higher education in the 21st century?” The answer? Like this.
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Results
The location connects the USC campus with the downtown core.
Public visiting hours encourage engagement with the community and larger campus while protecting safety and privacy.
A security gating system, keycard entry, face scanning and thumbprint recognition technology ensure the safety of residents and visitors.
Suite-styled student and faculty residences are arranged into seven “residential colleges” above retail and classroom spaces.
Pre-cast concrete panels fabricated offsite shortened construction time to thirty months without sacrificing quality.
The development expands campus housing for undergraduates by 25% and extends USC’s footprint by almost 30%.
USC Village is the biggest thing USC has ever done, and probably ever will do.”
C. L. Max Nikias
President
University of Southern California
Project Data
The Village 2013-00006-000
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
PROJECT SCOPE
New Construction
HED ROLE
Full Service A/E
RSF/GSF
1,250,000
CONSTRUCTION COST
$494.0 Million
SUSTAINABILITY LEVEL
HED Standard
YEAR COMPLETED
2017
Project Team
  • J. Peter Devereaux
    FAIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Chairman and CEO
    PRINCIPAL
  • Gladys Escobar
    Administrative Services

  • David Wilmans
    LEED AP
    Architecture + Design

  • Ching Luk
    AIA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Mark Skiles
    RA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Choong Kim
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design

  • Lucas (Sonny) Umali
    RA
    Associate
    Architecture + Design

  • Johnny Kouzouyan
    Architecture + Design

  • Helen Chang
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Architecture + Design

  • Megumi Hironaka
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Architecture + Design

  • Michael Bulander
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Associate Principal
    Architecture + Design Leader

  • Keith Tyschper
    AIA, LEED AP
    Associate
    Project Management

  • Jeremy Hsu
    AIA
    Principal
    Sector Leader

  • Yao-Chien Lee
    Architecture + Design

  • Rainerio (Rai) Quintana
    Architecture + Design

  • Sungjoon (Joseph) Ahn
    Architecture + Design

  • Lauren Roller
    PE
    Associate
    Structural Engineering

  • Daniel Benjamin
    AIA, LEED AP
    Principal
    Architecture + Design

  • Brent Miller
    AIA, LEED AP BD+C
    Managing Principal

Expanding a historic campus—without breaking character.
USC Village, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
PROJECT DATA
PROJECT TEAM
Building history.
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