After months of build-out, the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and
Design has opened its new Downtown campus.
The school’s two-year Masters of Fine Arts in Design program is housed in a 15,000-square-foot space in the At Mateo complex at Mateo and Palmetto streets. The Arts District space opened Nov. 16 and includes classrooms, a design studio and rooms for creating works. “Along with the launching of the MFA Design program in August, this is a day I have long awaited,” Roski School Dean Haven Lin-Kirk said in a prepared statement. The design school is one of the three anchor tenants in At Mateo, alongside food company Soylent and streaming giant Spotify.