21 August 2014

Building the perfect space to spark creativity — and disruption

“The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation has enrolled its first class of 31 exceptional students, and on Aug. 20, the students got their first look at their new home: The Garage, a 9,000-square-foot dynamic workspace on the fourth floor of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.” And Steinberg is proud to have designed this uniquely flexible space for them.

“Sonnet Hui ’00, senior associate at Steinberg Architects, the lead architect on the project, said her team’s primary task was to create a space that would promote idea sharing.

“’All the furniture is flexible. You can reconfigure everything,’ she said. ‘All the walls are writable surfaces, and we have a glassy area with shelves where students can print something in 3-D and display it for comments. We kept it informal, with cement floor and exposed ceiling, which gives students the permission to make a mess and be creative.'”

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