R.D. Olson Completes Ground-Up Multi-family Project in Westwood, California
May 29, 2015 – Multi-Housing News
“Studio 11024” to Serve the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Community
Westwood, CA – R.D. Olson Construction is announcing the completion of Studio 11024, a 31-unit, five-story, 42,690-square-foot multi-family property in Westwood, California. The Irvine, California-based general contractor was selected by Phoenix Property Company, a Texas-based real estate development and investment company. R.D. Olson broke ground on Studio 11024 in September 2013.
Located two blocks west of University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA’s) campus and a few blocks north of Westwood Village, Studio 11024 was built to cater to students, faculty and the academic community. Set back from the sidewalk, the project provides an indoor/outdoor experience, open space for landscaping, and parking built underground 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 Architectsto 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’s exterior is marked by a fluted white metal skin with contemporary green accents, eco-friendly landscaping, and two, planted roof deck areas on the third and fifth floors. In addition to these urban garden settings, the building’s common area amenities include a fitness center with a yoga studio, a resident lounge, a business center, and secured, underground garage parking.
In addition to Studio 11024, R.D. Olson Construction is currently under construction on seven projects based in Los Angeles County 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.