UCLA Luskin Conference Center

The Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, provides a living room for the campus and a center for public policy discourse for the region. It's also one of the most sustainable hotels in the United States.

Hornberger + Worstell partnered with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to design a conference and guest center for UCLA that is tailored to a unique purpose: expanding and enhancing the university's ability to host events that are central to its mission. The result, which opened in 2016, is a modern building with formal roots and material inspiration drawn from the surrounding historic campus buildings. Public spaces transition seamlessly between indoor and outdoor environments. Twenty-six state-of-the-art meeting and event rooms, including a 90-seat tiered classroom and a 7,000-square-foot ballroom, welcome attendees from around the globe. The center's 254 guest rooms offer a comfortable and contemporary experience for overnight stays.

Sustainability was a primary focus in the project, which demanded innovations both in design and technology to minimize the facility's energy footprint while maximizing access to natural light. These efforts resulted in the project achieving LEED Platinum status, making it one of only two hotels in the state of California to hold this distinction.

 

Press
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is now LEED Platinum UCLA Newsroom, 6/27/17
New conference center showcases UCLA and its celebrated artists UCLA Newsroom, 10/13/16
UCLA breaks ground on Luskin Conference and Guest Center UCLA Newsroom, 9/11/13

 

Awards
LEED Platinum Certification (United States Green Building Council), 2017 
LA County Sustainability Award, Los Angeles Architecture Awards (LA Business Council), 2017

 

Client
University of California
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Core Team
Mark Hornberger
John Davis
Chris Apicella
Lynn Mezzatesta
Sam Pedapenki
Total Area
295,000 square ft
Budget
$152,000,000
associate architect
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Photos
Matthew Millman