Loyola Marymount University, Leavey 5 Student Apartments

Los Angeles, California

Leavey 5 Student Apartments is the fifth phase of construction of the 1,250-bed residential campus at Loyola Marymount University. The three-, four- and five-story building is situated on a steep site with ocean and city views.

The project houses 180 students in 48 apartments and is designed around a landscaped, terraced courtyard that transitions down the hillside ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY180COST PER SQ FT$116.00FEATURED IN2006 Architectural Portfolio provides a variety of opportunities for students to interact and socialize. The courtyard, by contrast to the more sedate exterior, is enlivened by undulating walkways and vibrant colors, evocative of a sunset that accentuates various architectural elements. The building features a contemporary interpretation of design elements such as tile roofs, deep overhanging eaves, stucco walls and trellises, all of which are reminiscent of the area’s historic architectural past.

In addition to the predominantly two-bedroom residential units,

administrative offices, a meeting room, lounge and a laundry facility are included.

The project, which was on a fast-track schedule, was completed from design inception to occupancy in 18 months.