Landmark Properties and Construction Developing New USC Housing

By Eric Althoff

LOS ANGELES—Developer Landmark Properties will soon be rolling out new student housing at the University of Southern California. The company recently broke ground on a 1,284-bed, 429-unit student house accommodation property called The Standard at Los Angeles. Landmark is also renovating five existing townhomes nearby that will allow for an additional 48 beds to be added to the university’s complement. The Standard is being built on the eastern side of Exposition Park, located across the street from USC.

Landmark Construction, the in-house general contractor for the developer, will be completing the construction work. HED is serving as the architect of record.

Floor plans at the Standard will range in space from studio to five-bedroom. The building will offer Wi-Fi-connected thermostats, washer and dryers in the units, as well as modern stainless-steel appliances and countertops fashioned from quartz.

The rooftop will offer a gathering space featuring a communal pool, sundeck, outdoor grilling stations and a Jumbotron—which will see much use during the sports-heavy university’s seasonal calendar. The Standard will also have a 24-hour gym, study spaces, covered parking, a mini-market and an interior courtyard.

HED is aiming for LEED Silver certification in its push for sustainable development. The Standard is expected to open for students by the fall of 2026. It is Landmark’s second property in Los Angeles following the Mark at UCLA.

“We’ve been looking for opportunities near USC for a long time, and we’re excited to be able to deliver a project of this scale to the students of USC,” said Wes Rogers, president and CEO of Landmark Properties. “The location boasts remarkable access to academics, athletics and neighborhood amenities, while the size of our site will allow us to deliver something truly unique to the market.”