New Multifamily Property Serves Academic Community

A new project was specially built to house an academic community.

By Andie Lowenstein, Associate Editor

Westwood, Calif.—A brand new multifamily property catering to the academic community is officially completed.

Studio 11024R.D. Olson Construction presents Studio 11024, a 31-unit, five-story, 42,690-square-foot multi-family property in Westwood. Phoenix Property Company, a Texas-based real estate development and investment company, chose the Irvine, California-based general contractor for the project. R.D. Olson launched the construction of Studio 11024 in September 2013.

Located just two blocks west of University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA’s) campus, the project was built for students, faculty and the academic community. The property is set back from the sidewalk, providing an indoor/outdoor experience with room for landscaping and underground parking to engage pedestrians at the street edge.

“Studio 11024’s site context opposite Richard Neutra’s historic landmark, Strathmore Apartments, had a major impact on the project,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction. “Our team was able to work with Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects to successfully navigate the challenges of a 40-foot cross slope and building next to a historic landmark. To enhance the pedestrian experience, the building’s massing steps up from two-to five-stories creating a cohesive adjacency to the historic site.”

Studio 11024 - roofThe exterior of the building is designed with a fluted white metal skin with contemporary green accents, eco-friendly landscaping, and two planted roof deck areas on the third and fifth floors. Along with the urban garden settings, the community amenities include a fitness center with a yoga studio, a resident lounge, a business center and secured, underground garage parking.

R.D. Olson Construction is working on seven other Los Angeles County based projects including the Village at Calabasas in Calabasas, STK Restaurant at the W Los Angeles, the Hampton Inn & Suites in Glendale, Residence Inn by Marriott in Pasadena, SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Burbank, Califa Office Building in Van Nuys, and Bicycle Casino Hotel in Bell Gardens.

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