Contractors and Electricians Team up for USC Residential Project
EXPANSIONS, UPDATES AND RENOVATIONS are a necessity
of modern life as buildings quickly become outdated. College
buildings are no exception; students can be demanding
Not known for subtlety, the University of Southern
California is embarking on a massive
construction project for student
housing. The USC Village will include
eight residential colleges housed in
six buildings for about 2,700 students.
The residents will have easy access
to more than 100,000 square feet
of commercial space on the ground
floors, including major retailers
such as Target and Starbucks. The Village also will include a
30,000-square-foot fitness center. It will host a transit hub, offer
466 parking spaces for retail customers and provide covered
parking for 1,500 bikes near building entrances.
The USC Village covers 15 acres, comprising 1. 2 million
square feet of space. The project is biggest expansion of the Los
According to the USC News, the $700 million development
has provided 1. 7 million man-hours of work and employed more
than 4,800 people. Most of these jobs have gone to local labor.
Fifteen percent of USC Village workers live within five miles
of the project, while 30 percent live in the city of Los Angeles.
The majority ( 69 percent) live in Los
On the materials side, 110,000 cubic
yards of concrete have been poured,
Morrow-Meadows Corp., City of
Industry, Calif., was the installer.
“Morrow-Meadows has been very proactive,” said Willy
Marsh, USC project director. “The craftsmanship has gotten
better and better as the process moves along.”
Marsh said that everyone has bought into the demanding
expectations of such a large project. The USC Village is on
schedule to open this fall for incoming students.
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