USC – Institute for Creative Technologies

An academic research institute, ICT brings film and game industry artists together with computer and social scientists to study and develop immersive media for military training, health therapies, science education and more.

This new headquarters in Playa Vista features a full data center, technology spaces, screening rooms, office space and meeting rooms.

ARC had previously designed other successful projects in the complex, and their familiarity with the building’s infrastructure allowed them to be of significant help to this highly technical and creative installation. ARC was able to work out the technical operational logistics and even sound abatement issues, as this facility is a showcase for cutting-edge technology and media and needs to function at the highest levels.

The project was designed by AD Architecture and built by Cannon Constructors South and has been nominated for multiple design awards.