The wood skeleton of the future home of the USC Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine is nearing completion in West Los Angeles.  

The five-story, 80,000-square-foot office building is being developed by the Luzzatto Company, which is on pace to complete construction in 2019.  Under an arrangement reached with the USC, the Ellison Institute will occupy the property as a tenant for a period of two-to-five years, after which point USC will be able to purchase the building.

Designed by HLW International, the project formerly known as Expo Station will feature a facade of concrete, wood, and glass, with 16,000 square feet of outdoor patios wrapping around its upper floors.  Its interior will feature 16-to-25-foot ceiling heights, polished concrete floors, operable windows, and exposed window trusses - all hallmarks of modern office buildings.

The building is located a short walk west from the Metro's Expo/Bundy Station, which offers westbound service to Downtown Santa Monica and eastbound service to Downtown Los Angeles.

Other active projects in the area include the Martin Expo Town Center development, which calls for redeveloping a landmark Cadillac dealership with an office tower, apartments, and retail.