Filmmakers' Village

Chapman University

Orange, California

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Significant effort went into the design of this new, three-story, Type V Construction residential village in order to keep it at a scale that wouldn’t overwhelm the historical facades of the adjacent structures. The main circulation spine runs straight east to west across the site and connects all three student housing buildings. Within buildings (totaling approximately 47,000 SF) amenities and service spaces are located adjacent to the main circulation, cultivating a vibrant ‘see and be seen’ atmosphere. The design integrates a historical facade along Cypress Street, the space behind which was to become a large multi-purpose and reception area for residents and Film School activities.