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Building the Perfect Space to Spark Creativity - and Disruption

The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation has enrolled its first class of 31 exceptional students, and on Aug. 20, the students got their first look at their new home: The Garage, a 9,000-square-foot dynamic workspace on the fourth floor of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.

“Oh my gosh, this is amazing. It’s definitely not like any classroom I’ve been in before,” said Serene Boachie of Frisco, Texas, as she walked in the door and took in the circular layout, with fabrication studios, workstations and pie-shaped instruction spaces arrayed around a huge column covered in “idea paint” that serves as a vertical whiteboard.