Clayco Celebrates Groundbreaking of 26-story Skye on 6th

Clayco Celebrates Groundbreaking of 26-story Skye on 6th, a New Luxury Residential Tower in Downtown Phoenix

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Today national design-build firm Clayco celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 17-story student housing tower, The Standard at Columbia, located at the corner of Washington and Assembly Streets in downtown Columbia, just blocks away from the University of South Carolina (USC) campus.

Designed by LJC, the 443,000-square-foot, urban-infill property will include 247 fully furnished units and 678 beds with an amenity package that boasts a podium-level rooftop pool, grilling stations, resort-equipped fitness and wellness center, game-day lounge and ample group and private study lounge space.

“We are thrilled to bring our integrated design-build method to Columbia on this premier student housing tower,” said Matt McKenna, Clayco’s Vice President of Residential Construction. “We look forward to delivering this project safely and efficiently for the students of USC.”

The building’s exterior cladding is comprised primarily of masonry, stucco and aluminum framed glazing. Building information modeling (BIM) is being used to coordinate all site utility, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems around the post-tension and reinforced concrete structure. The building is designed to earn National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification. 

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 www.claycorp.com.

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 www.theljc.com.


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 www.realcrg.com.

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 www.landmarkproperties.com.

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Clayco Celebrates Groundbreaking of 26-story Skye on 6th, a New Luxury Residential Tower in Downtown Phoenix

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In collaboration with developer Hubbard Street Group and architect Shepley Bulfinch, Clayco is scheduled to complete construction by July 2023. Clayco and Hubbard Street Group to donate $10,000 each to construction career exposure program involving nearby Phoenix Union Bioscience High School 

Today national design-build firm Clayco, along with representatives from Hubbard Street Group, Shepley Bulfinch, local politicians and community groups celebrated the groundbreaking of a new 26-story residential tower, Skye on 6th, in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District. 

The building will contain 309 apartments, 6,500-square-feet of ground level retail space, and a 78,000-square-foot parking garage with 201 spaces. Its wellness-focused design also includes a fitness center with a sauna, steam room and outdoor pool and spa, as well as a dedicated co-working floor.

“We are thrilled to enter Phoenix’s residential market with this terrific high-rise,” said Clayco executive Anthony Johnson. “Together with fellow Chicago-based partner Hubbard Street Group, we will successfully deliver this project to the Phoenix community as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible.”

Designed for LEED Silver certification, the 357,850-square-foot building’s exterior cladding comprises of floor-to-floor window wall and fly by EFIS panels. Building information modeling (BIM) is being used to coordinate all site utility, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems around the post-tension and reinforced concrete structure. 

The Shepley Bulfinch-designed structure is owned by Chicago-based developer Hubbard Street Group and scheduled for completion in summer 2023. Over the next two years, Clayco and Hubbard Street Group have pledged to donate $10,000 each towards a hands-on construction career exposure and immersive educational program for nearby Phoenix Union Bioscience High School. Every other week, up to 15 junior and senior students from Bioscience’s engineering classes will have lunch at the jobsite while different trade professionals and subcontractors involved in the project present their roles and give site tours showing different phases of the design and construction process. At the conclusion of the program, senior students interested in pursuing a construction-related college degree will have the opportunity to apply for a “Build Our Future” scholarship funded by the donation dollars from Clayco and Hubbard Street Group. 

Chicago-based Clayco recently announced the establishment of a Phoenix office located at 2398 E. Camelback Road in the Biltmore area as part of its western expansion. With roughly $300 million in active construction projects in Phoenix, Clayco has completed over 3.3 million square feet of corporate, industrial, manufacturing, distribution and e-commerce facilities in the area.

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 www.claycorp.com.

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