First Place Technology Award Region V
Los Angeles, CA
Heritage Hall is where the Trojan family gathers before game day. This is where recruits experience the Trojan athletic tradition for the first time, and where all USC champions are celebrated. Heritage Hall is immensely important to the USC family, and we are thrilled with the renovation.”
This project involved a complete renovation of the existing 70,000-SF building that relocated existing services and provided new spaces for athletic programs. The renovation added offices for athletic administrators and coaches, a sports performance center, and a dedicated television studio with a direct feed to the Pac-12 Network.
The University of Southern California has such a storied past of athletic excellence—from producing NCAA individual and team champions to medal winners on the Olympic stage—that a major goal of the Heritage Hall renovation was to create a space worthy of sharing the amazing achievements accomplished by USC athletes. The dramatic Hall of Champions, with its bold displays, showcases USC’s past and ongoing athletic excellence.
A double-height lobby is now a light-filled space celebrating NCAA championships, Heisman Trophy-winners, Olympians, coaches, student-athletes, and USC’s 21 athletics programs.
While the Hall of Champions tells the stories of ultimate competitive success, one of Heritage Hall’s main purposes is to provide USC student-athletes with the tools to produce those winning results. From locker rooms and lounge spaces to workout rooms and academic services, the facility gives Trojan athletes the ability to better themselves in every aspect of their athletic and academic endeavors.
The lower level of Heritage Hall features a golf simulation lab with a virtual indoor driving range and six-hole putting green.
While Heritage Hall’s main focus is on the development of student-athletes, it also serves as a point of pride for all Trojan fans. From the dramatic Hall of Champions celebrating success to its place along the route of the Spirit of Troy marching band’s walk to the Coliseum on game day, Heritage Hall plays an important role in the connection fans have with USC Athletics.
The lower level, accessible only to student-athletes and athletics staff, features a variety of support spaces.