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State-of-the-art spaces to foster the next generation of excellence in research, teaching and athletics

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A rendering of Geffen Hall, the UCLA medical education building that is nearing completion.

Geffen Hall

Nearing completion at the intersection of Le Conte Avenue and Tiverton Drive, UCLA’s new medical education building is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, leverage technology and provide flexible spaces that can continually adapt to innovations in teaching. Geffen Hall will be the home of medical education for all medical students, residents, fellows, and doctoral and postdoctoral students. It will also engage faculty and students from life sciences, nursing, dentistry, public health and engineering. Like the School of Medicine itself, Geffen Hall is named for philanthropist David Geffen.

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UCLA’s new residential conference center is located in the heart of the campus, just south of Bruin Plaza.

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center

The welcoming new Luskin Conference Center is appropriately located at the heart of the campus, just south of Bruin Plaza. Designed to host residential academic meetings, the Luskin Conference Center is a place where the best academic minds, medical innovators, researchers, political leaders and visionaries meet to exchange ideas that help shape the world.

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The light-filled lobby encourages informal networking between conference sessions, while the guest rooms provide a comfortable retreat for work and relaxation.

There are 254 guest rooms and 25,000 square feet of versatile event spaces, from a multipurpose hall to meeting rooms and an event deck. The conference center is named for benefactors Meyer ’49 and Renee Luskin ’53.



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The prize-winning Ostin Music Center, viewed from across the Inverted Fountain.

The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center

Students and faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music enjoy access to the latest advances in music technology, research and pedagogy at the Ostin Music Center. Already the winner of an architectural prize, the building opened in fall 2014 adjacent to the Schoenberg Music Building. It offers spaces for rehearsal and teaching, the Music Café, social space and an internet-based music production center. Funding for the center was provided by music industry executive and philanthropist Mo Ostin ’51; the building is also named in tribute to his late wife, Evelyn.

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The eye-catching exterior of Ostin Music Center is echoed by handsome studio spaces that provide high-tech production capabilities for music faculty and students.

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A rendering of the north wing of Engineering VI, which is already in use. The south wing, not pictured, is scheduled to be complete in fall 2017.

Engineering VI

Located just south of Ackerman Union, Engineering VI is the newest research and education center of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. The north wing of the building opened in spring 2015; construction of the south wing is scheduled to continue through fall 2017.

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The newest research and education building of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Engineering VI includes more space for researchers, faculty and students to connect and collaborate outside the classroom.

The building will house labs for research on renewable energy sources, next-generation semiconductors, nanotechnology and new materials for health care and other applications, as well as a technology-enabled 250-seat learning center. It will be home to the UCLA computer science department and the Institute for Technology Advancement, the engineering school’s startup incubator.



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A rendering of the Wasserman Football Center, which will overlook Spaulding Field.

Wasserman Football Center

Scheduled to open by the end of summer 2017, the Wasserman Football Center will be the on-campus training and practice hub for the Bruin football team. Highlights will include sport-specific strength and conditioning facilities, a new equipment room, spacious team meeting rooms and coaches’ offices and a grand entryway that embodies the proud tradition of UCLA football. Located at the west end of Spaulding Field, the building was made possible by generous support from the Wasserman Foundation and its president, Casey Wasserman ’96.

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Inside the Wasserman Football Center will be a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center optimized specifically for football players. The lobby will showcase images and artifacts from UCLA’s proud tradition.
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