USC - Zumberge Hall of Science

Learning Environments

Los Angeles, California

Built in 1929, the Zumberge Hall of Science is four-stories over a basement and totals 89,000 S.F. This project was on a fast-track schedule in three overlapping phases (i.e. abatement/demolition, shell and core remodel/upgrade, and tenant improvements).

Major work included creation of a new basement with mechanical air handler room and an external buttress seismic lateral system. The project also included tenant improvements to open bench teaching labs, classrooms, and offices for the Southern California Earthquake Center and the Department of Earth Sciences.