Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has a new house on Langdon Street replacing the original historic building on the same lot that was destroyed by a fire. The 12,100 square foot building is three stories plus a full basement and includes meeting rooms, banquet room, training rooms, computer/study room, recreation/dining room, commercial kitchen, offices, balcony, and outdoor space for fraternity events.
There are 19 rooms for 38 residents, an apartment for a house director, and space for a resident scholar to help students with academic work. The house was designed to meet sustainable strategies equivalent to basic LEED® certification with an emphasis on energy efficiency and durability.
The building has been designated a “residential learning community” by the National Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity because spaces within the building are reserved for educational use, including a basement room that can hold 100 people, as well as a library on the first floor that can hold 20 people.
Cunningham + Associates, Inc. was the design consultant; Dimension IV – Madison the Architect of Record.