Space & Facilities
More than 947,272 square feet of research space are located within 21 buildings.
Shared research core facilities and resources provide for centralized support of technologies essential to modern biomedical research, offering a wide variety of instrumentation, services, and expertise.
Our Space & Facilities
Research centers are housed within the academic departments, research institutes with departmental status, or the office of research advancement. Some have a physical presence while others are virtual centers.
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
In 2001, the USC Health Sciences Campus had approximately 290,000 net assignable square feet of research space. In 2003, however, the campus’ research space was significantly increased. That year the transformation began when the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute (ZNI) opened as the first new laboratory research building on the campus in 10 years. ZNI opened with 125,000 gross square feet, of which 76,750 was assignable as research space.
Harlyne Norris Research Tower
In June 2007, the University opened the Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower (HNRT). That facility added another 172,440 gross square feet, 98,400 of which is assignable to research programs. In addition, renovation of 8,015 gross square feet in the Clinical Science Center (CSC) building was also completed in May 2007.
Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC
The University’s third newest research building opened October 2010–the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC. The Broad building provides approximately 80,813 gross square feet, in which 43,536 is assignable research space and space for the school’s growing Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Ground breaking for the new building occurred in the fall of 2008.
Soto Street Building I
In the Fall of 2011, the University built a new location for the Department of Preventive Medicine, KSOM and Keck Hospital HR and other services. The L-shaped building features three levels totaling 120,000 gross square feet of highly flexible office and classroom space, fitness center and outdoor café. This building is designed to meet or exceed LEED certification standards for green buildings.
All of the above construction adds over 444,977 gross square feet of wet and dry laboratory space for biomedical research.
Research Space Committee
This committee is chaired by the Vice Dean for Research and is charged with providing advice to the dean on research space policy and space allocation to departments and investigators.