Register now for the AIA Columbia June Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:
Close-Hipp Speech and Hearing Renovation
Wednesday, June 26
12:00pm – 1:00pm
USC captured space within an existing on-campus building to create a dynamic and inviting space for the Speech and Hearing Research Center’s academic and research functions. The overall vision is creation of distinct zones within the larger programmed area, with each zone contributing the well-being of its specific end-users. To support programmatic functions, the renovation includes new HVAC, electrical, fire alarm and fire suppression systems, new LED lighting and ADA-compliant toilets. In the Hipp Wing, 16,955 SF will serve clinical and research functions, with testing, treatment and observation rooms, research labs and faculty offices. In the Close Wing, 6,392 SF is student-oriented, featuring computer labs, workroom, conference rooms and collaboration spaces. In blending the multiple functions within the space, designers focused on creating a healing environment which is conducive to collaboration and learning. The clinical and research areas providing a soothing environment, calming for patients and focused for researchers. In student-oriented spaces, the aesthetic is more design-forward, interactive and engaging, with a variety of environments supporting learning, collaboration, creation and renewal. USC twice increased Pond’s scope of services.
Meeting, Tour, and Lunch:
Non-AIA members: $15
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