Downtown Los Angeles is anchored to the south by the Figueroa Corridor.
The Figueroa Corridor is best known for being home to the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, and the Shrine Auditorium. Some of the memories that echo through this community include the Olympic Games, the Academy Awards, a Nobel Laureate, and world-class museums. The area is also home to a large number of architectural landmarks, such as the historic Doheny Mansion and the Science Center School, designed by 2005 Pritzker Prize Winner Thom Mayne.
The diversity of the Figueroa Corridor's attractions is mirrored by the diversity in its residents and visitors. From the families that visit its museums, to the college students that study in its schools, to the people of all ages that worship in its many religious institutions, a wide variety of people enjoy the rich amenities the neighborhood has to offer. With new businesses, residences, and cultural attractions continuing to replace underutilized lots, and with innovative streetscape programs and transportation projects following to accommodate this increased use, the area becomes more engaging every year.