This month featured the completion of the first phase of offsite improvements, substantial precast completion on the final building, and significant interior progress in Building 4. This will be my last update for a few months while I’m out of LA; I’ve included an update on USC’s other ongoing projects here too.
The newly-widened sidewalk on south Jefferson in front of the McClinktock building opened in time for commencement.
Building 4 dining hall.
Wood framing for the dining hall roof is nearly complete.
Archway in the Building 4 dining hall.
Building 4 dining hall.
A serving area in the dining hall.
Arcade in the Building 4 lower courtyard, from the lobby to the dining hall entrance.
Building 4 lower courtyard.
Building 4 lower courtyard, with the outdoor entrance in visible.
Another view of the dining hall roof’s wood framing.
A utility closet for a residential unit in Building 4 awaits installation of its fan coil unit.
Building 4 residential corridor.
Building 4 residential corridor on level 2.
Bay window in Building 4 overlooking the central plaza and Building 8.
A bedroom with three triple-arch windows next to the tower in Building 4.
View of the bridge from a Building 4 bedroom.
Building 4 bridge from level 2.
Looking across the bridge at level 2, where an arched opening will connect the north and south halves of the site.
Building 9 from the bridge at level 2.
Building 4 from the bridge at level 2.
Building 4 bridge at level 3.
Building 4 bridge at level 3.
View from the bridge at level 3.
View across the bridge to Building 4.
Building 9 from the bridge at level 3.
View to the central plaza from the bridge.
Completed facade on the north side of Building 4.
Stair railings await installation north of Building 4.
Bridge between buildings 4 & 9.
Completed facade on the north side of Building 9.
Precast trim is installed on Building 1 along Hoover St.
Arches at the southeast corner of Building 1.
Entrance to the USC FMS lock shop in Building 1.
USC FMS lock shop office in Building 1.
Precast and storefront installation progress at Building 1.
Building 9 along Hoover St.
Precast arch to the arcade at the southeast corner of Building 9.
Precast window surrounds have been installed on the ground level of the shear wall on the north side of Building 8.
Walkway outside the Building 9 arcade, looking toward the parking elevators and Building 4.
Pavilion between the parking elevators and Building 9.
Building 9 pavilion looking toward Building 8.
The elevators to the underground parking have been completely installed, and feature glass doors.
Building 9 pavilion looking toward the clock tower.
Central plaza. The white pipes at the center connect the future fountain to the pump room under Building 9.
Building 8 facade along the plaza.
Building 9 at its open courtyard. Starbucks will occupy the corner retail unit here.
View from level 2 of building 8 across to the courtyard and Building 7.
Metal stud framing is in progress in the Building 8 north courtyard.
Corner bedroom in Building 8 with a view of Building 7.
Building 8 breezeway at the ground level.
View down the paseo between Buildings 7 & 8 to the clock tower.
A newly-installed precast arch at the east end of Building 7 frames a flowering Jacaranda tree.
Precast corner panel for the ground level at the southeast corner of Building 7.
The first pieces of precast have been installed on Building 7 along the south plaza.
Precast installation progress at the east end of Building 7.
Hand-set brick installation is in progress on the east side of Building 6. The diaper patterns between the windows are precast panels, visible on the ground.
Building 7 courtyard from the stairs.
Precast has already been installed in the courtyard of Building 7.
Building 8 courtyard from Building 7.
View to the Central plaza and Buildings 4 & 9 from the Building 7 roof.
Building 7 & 8 courtyards from the Building 7 roof.
Building 7 courtyard precast from the roof.
Building 6 east facade from the Building 7 roof.
View to the Trousdale entrance to the main campus from the Building 7 roof. Tree removal has already begun (visible at the bottom) to make way for a new entrance with a gate that incorporates the church parking lot area.
Kaufman Dance Center from the Building 7 roof, across Jefferson Boulevard.
View east from the Building 7 roof.
Mansard roofing on Building 7, with a view of downtown Los Angeles.
Scrap roofing tile on the Building 7 roof.
Completed mansard roof on Building 7.
Elevator penthouse, mansard roofing, and the final tower crane from the Building 7 roof.
View to the hand-set brick installation on Building 6 from the Building 7 lobby.
Bridge between Buildings 4 & 9.
Paseo between Buildings 6 & 4.
A final look at the last remaining building from the former University Village, which is being used as a site office and will be demolished at the end of this year.
View of the Shrine Parking Structure project from parking structure D.
The Shrine Parking Structure will house parking for residents at USC Village.
Fertitta Hall, the new business school building, is rapidly nearing completion.
Tower at the west end of Fertitta Hall.
South facade of Fertitta Hall.
Fertitta Hall provides a dramatic presence at the edge of USC’s campus, replacing a small 1950s structure (the registration building).
The Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience rises at the corner of Downey Way and McClintock St.
View of the massive Michelson Center project from parking structure A. It will rise two more stories over the summer.
The exterior of the Kaufman Dance Center is nearly complete and work is beginning to focus on interiors and sitework.
Precast concrete panels are being infilled along Hoover St.
A crane installs precast panels on the east end of Building 7.
Kaufman Dance Center from Jefferson Blvd. & Watt Way, which will soon become a heavily–trafficked intersection with a pedestrian crosswalk.
Southeast corner of the Kaufman Dance Center.
View down Watt Way past the Kaufman Dance Center to USC Village.
Precast installation on Building 7 has wrapped around Jefferson Boulevard.
Building 7 precast installation progress.
The second section of offsite street improvements is open on the south side of Jefferson Boulevard.
West end of Building 4 with the dining hall.
Full view of the north and east sides of Building 9, from across Hoover St.
View across the south plaza to Buildings 7 & 8 and the Kaufman Dance Center.