Construction is underway on a new meeting venue at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the university announced this month.
Scheduled to open in August 2016, the UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center will cater to academic, philanthropic, educational, and research groups. Totaling 295,000 square feet, it will offer 254 guest rooms, a restaurant and lounge, an original art collection featuring works from artists affiliated with or passionate about UCLA, a business center, and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, including a multi-purpose conference hall for up to 750 attendees, 25 breakout rooms, a tiered classroom with fixed seating for 80, and an outdoor terrace.
"Thanks to the generous and visionary gift of Meyer and Renee Luskin, the Luskin Conference Center will set new standards of excellence and achievement," UCLA said in a statement, adding that the conference center's mission will be "to offer an inspired learning environment to the university and greater global community in a thoughtfully-designed space that fosters excellence, engagement, inspiration, and breakthroughs."
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