Vajra Hodges

Vajra Hodges

Los Angeles, CA, US


University Faculty Dining Club (2012) - University of Southern California - Los Angeles - 16,605 SF

The USC University Club is a single-level facility that was built in 1960. Centrally located on
campus, it is a members-only club and restaurant exclusively for USC faculty and staff. The
facilities include a full service restaurant, complete kitchen facilities, a main dining room for 150
people, courtyard, patio, lounge, a separate pub, a banquet room for up to 70 people, five
smaller conference/dining rooms that seat from 12 to 30 people each, and al fresco dining on
the two patios. The facility also caters a wide selection of events to a variety of locations both on
and off campus.

Perkins+Will was first engaged to assess the needs of the Club and work with USC to develop strategy for bringing the Club up to current standards. As a result of the study, Perkins+Will's recommendation was to move the existing Club into a different structure on campus.  Perkins+Will worked with stakeholders to propose solutions to increase the ability of the Club to serve its members. Options to increase dining and kitchen service capacity were among several key moves proposed to update and increase the flexibility of the Club.

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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Job Captain