Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall

Building a New Home for Computer Science at USC

A computer generated image of a building featuring the stairwell, outside common area and student and faculty conversing

Science and technology are playing a more vital role than ever in every aspect of life, and the USC Viterbi Department of Computer Science is leading the way, helping to find solutions to the world’s most challenging problems.

Planned for a 2023 opening and located at University Park Campus, USC Viterbi’s 116,000 square-foot Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall will integrate all of our computer science programs into a transformative seven-story structure that will:

  • Advance USC Viterbi’s role in improving and benefiting society through areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics
  • Attract the best students and faculty by creating an environment in which they flourish
  • Serve as a living laboratory that supports USC’s commitment to sustainability, health and well-being
  • Set the bar for USC’s zero-energy emission as the first LEED Platinum certified building at USC
  • Engineer a better world for all humanity


Interior Lobby
Interior Lobby
GCS-Robotics Lab
Robotics Lab
GCS- Southeast Corner View
Exterior Southeast Corner
GCS-Northeast Corner View
Exterior Northeast Corner
Aerial View

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Meet The Ginsburgs 

Facility Features

Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall will be home to:

  • Modern computational laboratories that easily accommodate reconfigurations as USC’s needs change over time
  • Flexible meeting and study and open spaces that promote collaboration among students, researchers, faculty members and visitors
  • Open plan and glass walls maximize transparency and integration among labs, offices and public spaces
  • Dedicated space for student organizations
  • Department administrative and student services suite
  • Faculty offices
  • 300+ seat auditorium
  • Convergence plaza
  • Sunken garden
  • Access to good transit and bicycle facilities
  • Rainwater management
  • Light and water efficiency
  • Solar panels
  • Open atrium letting in fresh air and light and efficient radiant heating.


HOK is designing the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall. They discuss this transformative project here.

Philanthropic Support

For information about the different ways you can support the new home of computer science at USC — including various naming opportunities — please contact Senior Associate Dean of Advancement Mary Ann Schwartz.

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Published on May 6th, 2021

Last updated on May 11th, 2021