Vernon Gong, a principal of Saiful Bouquet, led the design of the Galen Events Center and Practice Pavilion while at a prior firm. Located on the edge of downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California’s Galen Center houses the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and numerous entertainment, academic and community events. HNTB designed this facility to create a landmark visible from the adjacent 110 Freeway.

The 10,300-seat facility features 22 private suites, 2,200 Founder seats, a team store, Hall of Fame and donor recognition areas. The adjoining practice pavilion provides four practice areas with one and a half courts each, as well as conference rooms and offices for coaches and administrators.