2018 DCC Award Winner
USC Micheleson Center for Convergent Business, Largo Concrete
First Place: Vertical Application / Over 5000 SF
The Micheleson Center is a five level, 225,000 SF research laboratory and classroom building. It features one basement level and four levels above grade to house high-tech medical equipment. Largo Concrete worked with general contractor DPR Construction to deliver this project.
The exterior of the building features 332 foot tall concrete arches at both entrances and exposed board form architectural finish on the interior face of the perimeter walls. The signature arch design is continued around the building with select windows on the third floor and all openings on the fourth floor. In addition to the 18,500 yd.³ port into the slab-on-grade walls and columns, the project includes 1750 yd.³ of shotcrete basement walls for a total of over 20,000 yd.³ of concrete.
The basement level is 23 foot tall and extends beyond the north face of the building to provide openings for light and air intake.