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The Lot at University of Southern California

The Lot at University of Southern California

Located in the very heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading research universities.

The University had to undergo a major renovation project that included an addition to the University’s on-campus dining facilities. With the new school year approaching, the University of Southern California faced a number of challenges that included the need for a full-service, fully customizable dining pavilion within a very short time frame. Sprung Structures and Kitchens to Go supplied the solution.

USC required a semi-permanent building solution that could meet the most stringent of building code requirements of Los Angeles, including a Class A Roof, CEQA, and Title 24 requirements. After an extensive search, a Sprung structure was selected as the product of choice, due to its upgraded aesthetics, its energy-efficient eight-inch fiberglass insulation package, Class A Roof assembly, and Sprung’s track record of timely deliveries and on-time completions.

The Lot is the largest single dining complex at USC, an ideal space with seven dining options and a retail store. Food outlets include popular brands: Wolfgang Puck Express, Carl’s Jr., ZAO Noodle Bar, and Submarina California Subs. The Lot has five plasma TV screens, a contemporary sound system, coffee and dessert stations, ATMs and wireless Internet.


“It has been my pleasure to work with such an outstanding team. This is truly a unique project and one that has required innovation and flexibility throughout the process. I would like to thank everyone involved for their co-operation, dedication and professionalism.”