Clayco Celebrates Topping Off of Standard at Columbia

During the build of the up-leveled student housing facility, the Clayco crew poured 17,000 yards concrete and 1,500 tons of rebar.

Columbia, South Carolina – May 4, 2022 – Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm, celebrated the topping off of its new 441,980-square-foot student housing facility in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.

In collaboration with developers CRG, Landmark Properties and architect Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), Clayco is scheduled to complete construction in summer 2023. Once complete, the Standard will include 247 fully furnished units with 678 beds and an amenity package including a podium-level rooftop pool, hot tub, grilling stations, jumbotron television, resort-equipped fitness and wellness center, golf simulator, game-day lounge, and ample group and private study lounge space. The Standard will create an unmatched experience for students in downtown Columbia.

“It’s very fulfilling to take part in builds like this from the ground up, and we are excited to commemorate this moment in the project,” General Superintendent Patrick Fanella said. “Over the course of the project, we will have poured concrete for half a floor every three to four days. As we near completion, it’s uplifting to know we’ll positively impact the community through bringing the student population closer to the city’s center.”

The Standard at Columbia will offer a mix of units ranging from studios to five-bedrooms across nearly 443,000 square feet. The project will be the only new high-rise in the market, delivering the convenience of being downtown near retail, restaurants and the city’s nightlife while maintaining “roll out of bed” access to campus.

“It’s inspiring to be a part of projects like the Standard at Columbia—I’m beyond thrilled we are celebrating the topping off of the structure,” said Vice President of Residential Construction Matt McKenna. “The Standard will have a tremendous impact on the community by enhancing the student body’s experience and bolstering the downtown economy.”

About Clayco

Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering, and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $3.8 billion in revenue for 2020, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional and residential related building projects. For more information visit

About LJC
LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit

About CRG
CRG is a privately held real estate development firm that has developed more than 9,000 acres of land and delivered over 200 million square feet of commercial, industrial, institutional and multifamily assets exceeding $12 billion in value. CRG leverages a powerful North American platform with local market expertise and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Southern California, St. Louis and Philadelphia. CRG’s philosophy of developing for the future and anticipating the enhanced needs of next generation users led to the creation of its industrial brand, The Cubes, and its multifamily brand, Chapter. For more information, visit CRG’s website at

About Landmark
Ranked as the nation’s most active student housing developer and top student housing contractor, Landmark Properties is a vertically integrated developer and owner-operator with over $7.5 billion of assets under management. Landmark’s current portfolio includes more than 75 student housing properties across the country and over 50,000 beds, including over $3.5 billion in assets currently under construction. For additional information, visit