R.D. Olson Construction has announced the completion of The K, a 401-bed student housing project at Chapman University.

The project includes a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom dwellings in a four-story, horseshoe-shaped building.  Each student apartment includes a kitchen and either one or two bathrooms.  Common spaces include a basement area, a central courtyard, and multiple laundry facilities.

“This is the fifth project R.D. Olson Construction has completed for Chapman University in the past five years, and we are honored to once again help support the school’s impressive growth with this student housing project,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction in a news release. “Our multiunit and education experience was instrumental in successfully completing this project and helped us navigate construction around the academic calendar.”

The building features an exterior of brick, corrugated metal paneling, and exposed structural elements intended to reflect the aesthetic of Old Towne Orange.  The building sits at the intersection of North Cypress Street and West Palm Avenue, directly across the street from Chapman's tennis center.

The K is the first new student housing built by Chapman in more than a decade.  The project site previously served as a parking and storage area.

Other members of the project team include Togawa Smith MartinAC Martin, Miyamoto International, Linwood Engineering Associates, DRC Engineering and Bennitt Design Group.