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September 10, 2013
Northwest Corner of Westwood Plaza and Strathmore Place, UCLA

In an estimated three years, the area of the UCLA campus where Parking Structure 6 now stands will be a much different place — transformed into a hub of activity for scholars, prospective students and others from across the nation and around the globe.

Under the cover of a large white event tent, nearly 100 people gathered at the site on September 10, 2013 to mark the beginning of construction on the Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, a seven-story structure that will include 25,000 square feet of meeting space and 250 guest rooms. The facility, scheduled to open in 2016, will enhance civic engagement on campus and allow UCLA to attract important academic conferences and events. The program featured remarks from Chancellor Gene Block, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh, as well as Meyer and Renee Luskin, and culminated with the ceremonial groundbreaking.

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