The Standard at Columbia

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The Standard at Columbia is a 17-story student housing tower in Columbia.

The Standard includes 247 fully-furnished units with 678 beds and an amenity package that boasts 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 creates an unmatched experience for students in downtown Columbia.

The Standard at Columbia offers a mix of studio, one, two, three, four, and five-bedroom apartments across nearly 443,000 square feet. The project is 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.

Construction financing for the project was provided by Citizens Bank. CRG’s integrated partner Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) designed the project, while Clayco served as the general contractor.

Beyond These Walls

Topping Off

Clayco celebrated the topping off of the new The Standard at Columbia in May 2022. The actual topping off was performed a few weeks after the team event, but we held the celebration a little early so the full team could participate and we held a raffle to thank those who went above and beyond for Safety. Thank you to all the teams that helped bring this project to this milestone!




Columbia, South Carolina


441,980 SF


  • Architect: Lamar Johnson Collaborative