Nine months acquiring the historic Trust Building in Downtown Los Angeles to use as a satellite campus, UCLA is shedding light on what's coming to 433 S. Spring Street.

Polychromatic tile ceiling in The Trust Building’s entrance vestibule. The tile was designed by Parkinson & Parkinson and Herman SachsHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

The 11-story building, which was the recently the subject of a head-to-toe restoration by Rising Realty Partners., was completed in 1928 as corporate offices, and features approximately 334,000 square feet of interior space. The initial 31 occupants of the property range from programs addressing climate change to those touching on employment, housing, immigration, public health, and criminal justice reform. Sorted by category, they include:


  • Center for Justice and UCLA Prison Education Program
  • Center X Community Learning Hub
  • Division of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension
  • Global Los Angeles Commons
  • Humanities DTLA: From Word to Action
  • Labor Studies at UCLA Downtown
  • Latino Policy & Politics Institute Voting Rights Project
  • UCLA Law Centers and Institutes Downtown Engagement Space


  • Department of Theater Faculty Collaborative Research Studios
  • DTLA Community Media Lab
  • Extended Reality and Artificial Intelligence Research Studio
  • World Arts & Cultures / Dance Downtown Arts Center

Community Outreach

  • Advancing Climate Action, Environmental Justice and Community Engagement
  • Advancing Worker Justice in Los Angeles
  • Making History in Los Angeles
  • The People’s Library
  • UCLA Community Youth Programs
  • UCLA Government and Community Relations Satellite Office
  • UCLA School of Law Clinical Programs Downtown Hub
  • UCLA Skid Row Partnership
  • Center for Community College Partnerships


  • California Policy Lab at UCLA
  • Community Engaged Research, Innovation, and Social Transformation Lab
  • Center for Research on the Acquisition of Languages of Los Angeles
  • Downtown Luskin
  • Los Angeles Education Research Institute
  • Research Justice Hub
  • Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
  • UCLA Center for LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Research & Health
  • UCLA Pritzker Center DTLA Community Catalyst

“We are thrilled that this initial cohort of programs will engage members of the local community, position UCLA as a trusted leader and collaborator in our global city, and have a positive impact that will be felt in downtown and far beyond,” said Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Darnell Hunt in a written message to the UCLA campus.

Hunter Kerhart Architectural PhotographyHunter Kerhart Architectural Photography

The Trust Building is one of two major acquisitions made by UCLA in the 2023 calendar year. In December, the university capped off the year by closing on the shuttered Westside Pavilion mall, which will be converted into a cavernous research park housing the California Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy at UCLA, the UCLA Center for Quantum Science and Engineering, and other programs.

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