Visit USC Architecture

  • For Prospective applicants
  • Getting Here
  • Virtual Tour
  • Parking

As an academic cultural institution in the heart of South Los Angeles, certain lectures, exhibitions and other special events are open to the public. Please visit our calendar page for a list of upcoming events.


For Prospective Undergraduate Applicants

Due to the cancellation of all university admission events, we are offering regularly scheduled virtual information sessions. Please be aware that as the situation continues to develop, we may need to make additional updates to our scheduled programs.

Our virtual information sessions are designed for prospective undergraduate first-year or transfer students and their family members to learn more about the USC School of Architecture. This online session will include an overview of the School as well as a live discussion led by a representative from our admission office.

Registration is required for each of these events. You can reserve your spot by registering for one of the following virtual information sessions:

For Prospective Graduate Applicants

Due to the cancellation of all university admission events, we will schedule virtual appointments as requests come in. Please be aware that as the situation continues to develop, we may need to make additional updates to our schedule.

Our virtual appointments are designed for prospective applicants to our master’s programs in Advanced Architectural Studies, Architecture, Building Science, Heritage Conservation or Landscape Architecture. The session will include a meeting with the faculty leadership to learn more about the degree program and opportunities at the School.

Registration is required. Please contact us at to schedule an appointment.

If you can’t visit us in person, we’ve created a short virtual tour to show you around the School.
Getting Here

USC is easily accessible via major freeways and public transportation. The School of Architecture is located near the corners of Watt Way and Bloom Walk on the southwest corner of the University Park Campus.


Watt Hall, 850 Bloom Walk, Suite 204

Los Angeles, California 90089-0291

Public Transit

USC Architecture is conveniently located near the Metro Expo Line and multiple public bus routes. 


USCTransportation has compiled a list of MTA bus routes that currently service the University Park Campus and its vicinity. We also have a list of Metrolink rail routes that service USC. Also, you may find the MTA System Map useful.


The School of Architecture is just a short walk from the Expo Park/USC station on the Metro Expo Line. After exiting the train, head north on Trousdale Parkway and take a left on Bloom Walk. The School will be on your lefthand side.

FROM los angeles international airport

Head east on I-105 and then north on I-110. Take exit 20B for Exposition Boulevard toward 37th Street. Continue onto S. Hope Street (signs for Exposition Boulevard) and make a left onto W. Exposition Boulevard. Take a right onto Watt Way and enter campus through the Watt Way Entrance (Gate 1). 


Parking is available at several parking structures and meters throughout the University Park Campus.

On-Campus Parking

The Downey Way Parking Structure is the closest parking lot to the School of Architecture. Guests may access the structure through the Downey Way Entrance or the Watt Way Entrance. Parking on campus is currently $14 per day, though rates and availability may vary for special events. Parking meters are also available throughout campus. For more information, visit USC's Public Parking page.

Off-Campus Parking

Four- and two-hour metered parking is available on Vermont Avenue, Figueroa Street and just north of campus on Jefferson Boulevard.