Jill & Frank Fertitta Hall
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
- 2017 Architectural Precast Association - Award for Excellence
- Education/Spiritaul Design - APA Annual Convention
The design of Fertitta Hall reinforces USC's mission of educating, recruiting and retaining the best and the brightest entrepreneurs and business leaders. The focus remained on creating a facility that is intensely collaborative and interactive utilizing the latest technology to support their unique educational pedagogy as well as provide abundant support spaces creating the student-centric environment with social gathering, food services, lounges, and study space.
The new building adds 104,000 square feet of building space, meeting all instructional needs for the undergraduate program. This includes 21 classrooms, two of which are active learning, a 150-seat lecture hall, 50 breakout rooms, an improved Experiential Learning Center, and a library/collaboration area. Also included is a café, lounge, offices for the undergraduate program and the admissions office for the Marshall School of Business. The addition of Fertitta Hall resolves the issues of a lack of meeting space and individual and group study space and will allow students to be engaged between classes and after hours.
Fertitta Hall provides significant outdoor space via an outdoor courtyard, shared with the adjacent Graduate School of Business, as well as gathering spaces outside on Childs Way for the students to meet, interact, and study. The building is certified LEED Gold, reinforcing the social responsibility mission of the school.