The "K" Residence Hall is providing Chapman University with on-campus housing for 400+ students. The new student housing is a key component to an integrated master plan which includes an adaptive reuse of the Villa Park Orchards Packing House built in 1918. Designed by our sister company AC Martin, the historic Packing House will contain an exciting array of student services, academic uses and a museum. A subterranean open central courtyard acts as a circulation hub between the renovated packing house and new residence hall while providing a dynamic outdoor space for students to relax, study and socialize. The new residence hall will be differentiated from existing structures on site by its contemporary design and use of exterior brick veneer accents, visually aligning it with other buildings on the Chapman campus. The building will have a combination of metal sawtooth and flat roofs, recalling the roof forms of the Packing House. To compliment the surrounding neighborhood’s agri-industrial context, the exterior walls are clad in metal siding at the upper levels and smooth troweled cement plaster at the lower levels.