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USC Plans New $315M Research Facility at Eastlake Campus

USC Plans New $315M Research Facility at Eastlake Campus

USC’s Health Sciences Campus is slated for the development of a new research facility, according to an application filed with the LA Department of City Planning. Urbanize Los Angeles reports The Discovery and Translational Hub, a multi-discipline research facility, will be constructed at a surface parking lot at the campus on Eastlake Avenue.

Designed by SmithGroup, the 220,000-square-foot, seven-story structure is estimated to cost $315 million and will house wet and dry labs, support spaces, an auditorium, a cafe, a bio repository and a medical chemistry core lab. The 150-foot tall building will consist of glass, metal and terracotta, according to the application. The facility will maximize daylight and human comfort through the use of louver screens and glazing.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles County is planning to redevelop the surrounding LAC + USC Medical Center complex, repurposing the historic General Hospital building into housing and nearby properties into supporting facilities.

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