University of Southern California Completes Center for Convergent Bioscience

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University of Southern California Completes Center for Convergent Bioscience

The University of Southern California completed construction in June of 2017 on the Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience in Los Angeles. The 190,000-sf translational research facility offers collaborative labs and offices for 30 principal investigators, as well as housing a 7,200-sf microscopy imaging suite and a 10,000-sf nanofabrication cleanroom offering Class 100 and 1,000 capabilities. Comprising one basement level and four stories above grade, the center was designed by HOK in collaboration with Abbie Gregg, with John A. Martin & Associates as structural engineer. General contractor DPR Construction broke ground on the project in October of 2014 and occupancy is expected in fall of 2017. The estimated total construction cost is over $100 million. Building Information Modeling (BIM) was utilized by all project team members in the delivery of the facility. 

Organizations: 
  • Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inc. (HOK) - Architect
  • Abbie Gregg Inc. - Design Consultant
  • John A. Martin and Associates - Structural Engineering Consultant
  • DPR Construction, Inc. - General Contractor