Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall

Building a New Home for Computer Science at USC

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

Planned for a 2024 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



Lobby From Entry

Aerial View

Aerial View




Flying Lab


Computer Use


Conference Room


Lobby From North


Northeast View


Faculty Lounge

Computer Lab
USC Ginsburg Hall Server Room

Server Room

Flythrough Tour

Meet The Ginsburgs 

2024 Virtual Tour

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. To see a live camera of the site in progress, please click here. A website with construction updates can be found here.

Philanthropic Support

For information about the different ways you can support Ginsburg Hallincluding various naming opportunities — please see our menu of opportunities or contact Christine Napolitano at 805-479-7058 (individuals) or Maurena Nacheff-Benedict at 310-766-1223 (corporations and foundations).

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Published on May 6th, 2021

Last updated on May 6th, 2024