A new era of creativity.
High-tech learning mets an old-fashioned village green.
An open (minded) concept.
The new Wallis Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s state-of-the-art media and innovative design supports cross-disciplinary learning in a high-tech environment.
Reflecting current pedagogical best practices, traditional classrooms merge with flexible, informal learning zones that promote unstructured idea exchange. A media center, broadcast studio and control room provides students with first-hand experience researching, developing and producing media content.
The spacious interior surrounds a central “village green;” this multi-story atrium acts as a gathering space and central hub that connects the school's five floors. Interior glazing references Gothic stained glass windows, while the exterior elevation seamlessly aligns with USC's historic Collegiate Romanesque campus.
In addition to its positive reception from USC faculty, students and leadership, the new facility has also received the Engineering News Record Best Project Merit Award and the Gold Nugget Educational Project Merit Award.