Heritage Hall Renovation, University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
Construction Cost: $23.81 million
Area / Square Feet: 70,000
Occupancy Date: February 2014

Opened in 1971, Heritage Hall has served as the home of USC’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for more than 40 years. This modernization of the famous facility enables USC to celebrate both its athletic history and future. The scope of work for this project entailed a completed renovation of the existing 70,000-square-foot building that relocated existing services and provided new spaces for athlete programs.

The two-story main lobby of Heritage Hall is now a light-filled Hall of Champions featuring a Spirit of Troy exhibit space celebrating multiple NCAA Championships, Heisman Trophy winners, Olympians, legendary coaches, student-athletes and achievements of USC’s 21 athletic teams. Renovated athletic department offices on both floors now feature floor-to-ceiling windows and views to practice fields and campus. The renovation added offices for USC athletic administrators and coaches, a sports performance center, and a dedicated television studio with a direct feed to the Pac-12 Network. The addition of skylights throughout the corridors and lower-level interior allow natural light to penetrate the space. Wood, tile and glass combine with a sophisticated color palette and all new furnishings to modernize spaces with timeless integrity.

The lower level, accessible only to student-athletes and athletic department staff, features a lounge for Women of Troy student-athletes, a new rowing room with 35 indoor rowing ergometers, a new golf simulation lab with a virtual indoor driving range and a six-hole putting green, and other spaces that support student-athletes’ development and assist in recruiting.