Photo by Blake Marvin


USC Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall

Los Angeles, CA


HKS Architects Inc.




2015 Best Project, Higher Education/Research, ENR California

Photo by Blake Marvin

Made possible by a $30 million gift from Verna B. Dauterive, the new building at the University of Southern California (USC) brings together many of the social science disciplines. The six-level, 110,000 sq ft Dauterive Hall contains laboratories, classrooms, and a six-story atrium with gathering spaces designed to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research. SGH consulted on the enclosure for the building clad in brick masonry with precast concrete accents and featuring a 1200 sq ft skylight over the atrium.