USC Village Security Engineering Design

TRC is providing engineering services to design access control, intrusion, and video surveillance systems for the largest and most exciting university construction project ever initiated in Southern California.



University of Southern California

Project Location

Pasadena, California

The new University of Southern California (USC) Village redevelopment will include up to 350,000 square feet of community-serving retail with a full service grocery store, shops and sit-down restaurants. It will also include new undergraduate and graduate student housing and new open space for a farmer’s market, concerts, outdoor lectures and special events.

The USC Village redevelopment is the largest economic development project to be proposed in South Los Angeles.

TRC previously established campus-wide Guide Specifications for Electronic Access Control Systems, Electronic Intrusion Detection Systems, Video Surveillance Systems, Security System Integration, Door Hardware and Modifications, Security General Requirements, and Security Test & Commissioning for USC. This ground work has uniquely qualified us to contribute to the new USC Village redevelopment project.

TRC is providing security system design services that requires the design team to manage all aspects of a parallel permit process with various buildings moving through the phases of design in stages.

TRC will also provide bid assistance by qualifying capable integrators, attending pre-bid meetings, and reviewing proposals for conformance to the bid documents. TRC also works closely with USC Facilities Management in the Construction Administration and System Commissioning of many projects on campus.

In addition to the Village Project, TRC staff have been simultaneously designing and supporting nine other USC campus educational projects, in various stages of development, and with different architects. These include the Norris Healthcare Center, Fertitta Hall, Glorya Kauffman International Dance Center, USC Michelson Center, and others. All facilities utilize Standards and Guidelines originally developed by TRC. All facilities utilize Lenel, Skypoint/ONSSI, and Talk-a-Phone systems. Most projects are designed complete, and are now in the construction phase.

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