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 of world-changing academic 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: welcoming scholars, innovators, and thought leaders to share and debate ideas that shape the future. The result, which opened in 2016, is a modern building with historic roots and limitless potential.

Public spaces transition seamlessly between indoor and outdoor environments. Twenty-six meeting and event rooms, including a tiered classroom and 750-guest ballroom, are designed for maximum flexibility, hosting a panel discussion on climate change one day and a hands-on robotics demonstration the next—or both simultaneously. The center's 254 guest rooms offer comfortable and contemporary accommodation for visiting experts and other UCLA guests.

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.


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


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


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