University of Southern California – Iovine and Young Hall

  • area / size 40,000 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • HED was tasked with the design of Iovine and Young Hall at the University of Southern California located in Los Angeles, California.

    Named after Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young, the new 40,000 SF academy for arts, technology and the business of innovation provides a state-of-the-art digital arts and media program. Conceived as an ‘incubator’, this facility’s focus on innovation and conceptual thinking drawing on the talents and influences of leaders from across a multitude of global industries.

    Featuring fabrication labs, media labs, immersive and interactive learning environments, and 3D printing within a flexible studio interior, the facility design emphasizes collaboration and connectivity between programs. With unprecedented growth in technology, the facility is embedded with flexible, transparent, media-saturated learning spaces to support future generations of art media and music.

    In collaboration with Frederick Fisher and Partners, HED created a welcoming facility with ‘sense of belonging’ through transparency and connectivity in order to accommodate USC’s diverse student demographic and large commuter population.

    Design: HED
    Photography: courtesy of HED