Works in Progress: 5 USC Places on the Rise in 2015
These new buildings will become the spots where students will learn, perform research and meet their new best friends for life.
Thanks to the Campaign for USC, the universitys $6 billion fundraising campaign, the University Park Campus will see new buildings rise in the next several years.
USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
Opening: Fall 2017
Location: McClintock Avenue between Downey and Childs Way
There now: Parking Lot 6, Childs Way Buildings I and II
Learn more: convergence.usc.edu
Details: Made possible by a $50 million gift from philanthropist and retired orthopedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson and his wife, Alya Michelson, the center will help USC biologists and engineers create biomedical devices, discover drugs, invent new materials and more. The 190,000-square-foot USC Michelson Center will house the labs of some 30 re-searchers, along with a nanofabrication facility and a suite of microscopy imaging technologies.
Thomas J. Barrack Hall
Location: Bridge Hall, Trousdale Park-way at Bloom Walk
Details: Major renovation of historic Bridge Hall will create a home for the USC Marshall School of Business 15 international programs. The transformationresulting in new research centers, classrooms, offices and gathering areasis funded by a $15 million lead gift from USC Trustee Thomas J. Barrack Jr. and his family.
Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall
Opening: Fall 2016
Location: Adjacent to Popovich Hall
There now: The Registration Building
Details: A technologically advanced instructional facility, Fertitta Hall will house USC Marshalls undergraduate pro-gram. A gift from USC Trustee Frank Fertitta III 84 and his wife, Jill, funds the project. A separate gift from USC Marshall alumnus Michael R.B. Uytengsu 90 will name the buildings first floor.
Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center
Opening: March 2016
Location: Watt Way, between Jefferson Boulevard and West 34th Street
There now: The Student Health Services building and Parking Lot M
Learn more: kaufman.usc.edu
Details: This teaching and performance space will house USCs sixth arts school, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Plans call for a recital stage and dressing rooms, five dance studios, a dance wellness center, classrooms and a group area. Merging a conservatory environment with the academic rigor of a major research insti-tution, USC Kaufman matriculates its first BFA class this fall.
Opening: Fall 2017
Location: The city block bordered by McClintock Avenue, Jefferson Boulevard, South Hoover Street and West 30th Street
There now: The University Village shopping center
Learn more: village.usc.edu
Details: Soon to be home to 2,700 students, USC Villages five residence halls will surround a grand plaza and a mix of restaurants, shops, a Trader Joes market, a fitness center and under-ground parking. A $30 million gift from USC Trustee Kathleen Leavey McCarthy 57 will name the Kathleen L. McCarthy Honors College. Two additional residential colleges have also been named: USC Trustee Ray Irani PhD 57 contributed $20 million to name the Ray Irani Residential College, and an anonymous donor has contributed $15 million to name another residential college.