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 improvement).

Major work included: Creation of a new basement with mechanical air handler room; an external buttress seismic lateral system, 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.

Lundstrom & Associates Architects provided a Feasibility Study and programming and planning through construction phase services for this project. The facility remained operational during the renovation.