Music industry executive and philanthropist Morris "Mo" Ostin donated $10 million to UCLA for a state-of-the-art campus music facility to be known as the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. The Ostin Music Center includes a high-tech recording studio, spaces for rehearsal and teaching, a café and social space for students, and an Internet-based music production center. Adjacent to the Schoenberg Music Building and the Inverted Fountain, the new structures provide faculty and students access to the latest advances in music technology, research and technology.
A critical part of a music complex that houses the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Ostin Music Center was designed by Los Angeles–based Daly Genik Architects, under the direction of principal Kevin Daly. Daly Genik Architects' previous projects include the National AIA Honor Award–winning Camino Nuevo High School in Los Angeles, the South Campus Building of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and the Harvard College Fine Arts Library's Digital Images and Slide Collection in Cambridge, Mass.