University of Southern California is all set to welcome a new addition to its campus as a 116,000 square feet computer science center is starting to rise on the site. Named Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall, the center is set to open in 2023. The new building replaced a surface parking lot on Downey Avenue just east of Vermont Avenue.
HOK is designing the contemporary mid-rise structure.
A year-and-a-half after breaking ground, construction is under progress at the future home of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. The Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall will eventually consist of a seven-story building bounded by Michelson Hall to the east and Irani Hall to the north. Plans call for approximately 116,000 square feet of space, which will be used for students and researchers developing robots, applications, drones, and artificial intelligence systems.
The hall will offer a mix of research labs and offices for faculty, as well as administrative services. Plans also call for a 300-seat auditorium, study spaces, and a 25-foot-deep aerial robotics flight area for testing drones.
At the time of its groundbreaking in May 2021. The project is named in honor of Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall, its principal donors.