USC - Olin Hall of Engineering

Learning Environments

Los Angeles, California

The project was a seismic upgrade of two, five-story towers, totaling 62,196 S.F. The central freestanding elevator / stair core is interconnected by way of concrete walkways and screened by precast concrete sunscreens. The retrofit included adding exterior lateral shear wall elements behind portions of the sunscreens and thickening the existing shear tower ends, with minimal deferred maintenance.

Additional services included: ADA, fire, life, and safety upgrades; telecom and data (power, pathways, & structural support); consultant coordination for structural, M/E/P and civil engineering; and historical consulting.

Olin Hall of Engineering was constructed in 1963 and is an historic building eligible for listing in the California Historical Register.