Home for Engineering Students

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Ronald Tutor Hall of Engineering - University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
82% of students say Tutor Hall is "a place to call home;"
81% of faculty and staff believe that Tutor Hall contributes to attracting and retaining Engineering students
Interdisciplinary laboratories has led to increased interaction among faculty researchers from various disciplines

AC Martin's post-occupancy study of the USC School of Engineering's Tutor Hall involved 402 students, 116 faculty and staff in online surveys and follow-up interviews. Results show that the characteristics and functions of Tutor Hall set it apart as a vibrant and engaging contribution to the School's learning community. Tutor Hall serves as a desirable, comfortable and valued "home base" for engineering students, staff and faculty alike. The survey and interviews describe how the image and reputation of the Engineering program is transmitted by Tutor Hall's design and architectural features.