Raising the Standards of Student Housing

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Raising the Standards of Student Housing


Standard at Berkeley 

Location: University of California Berkeley
General Contractor: The Weitz Company

Today, University of California Berkeley is thought of as one of the most prestigious schools in both the UC System and the country. It is fitting that the accommodations for the student population should reflect the same level of distinguishing characteristics. The Standard at Berkeley (The Standard) is a welcome combination of on campus living perks with the luxury of off campus housing.

The Standard is located directly across the street from the UC Berkeley campus and boldly stands 8 stories tall with ground floor retail space, 47 underground parking stalls, and luxury apartment units with a total of 417 beds. Students have multiple apartment configurations including a studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, four-bedroom and five-bedroom units which are all fully furnished with designer furniture and high-tech appliances. The amenities are considered student-driven in order to foster growth academically and socially, including the 8th floor lounge and patio area with an amazing view over-looking the city; a resident club room for breaks between classes, a terrace with a hot tub and firepits, private study rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a computer lab. Personal touches within the apartments include granite countertops, ample storage space, stainless steel appliances, and much more.

“Working with Suchaire and the American Direct team was the jumping off point in a solid relationship that is moving forward. American Direct demonstrated multiple qualities that we look for in a door and hardware supplier.”
– Jon Meister, Weitz Company


Read the entire article from issue #31 of Total Access Magazine

Project Details

The Standard at Berkeley
171,000 sq. ft., 8 floor luxury student housing building located directly across the street from campus.

General Contractor: The Weitz Company

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