Project Description

Fraternity and Sorority Housing

University of Pennsylvania

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
The adaptive reuse of this late 19th-century residence transformed the rundown property into a small dormitory serving 25 residents with shared bathrooms, social spaces and a commercial kitchen. New building systems were installed and folding glass doors in the contiguous spaces allow flexibility.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
For Phase 1 Renovations, architectural and consulting services were provided for renovations and building systems upgrades.

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Full restoration of the building envelope, renovations and repairs to the interior and complete upgrade of all building systems was provided for this 35-bed fraternity house.

Sigma Delta Tau Sorority
Thoughtful exterior restoration and selective interior restoration earned BWA a historic preservation award. Adaptation and renovation of the deteriorated brownstones for housing 35 residents involved total replacement of building systems, life-safety and accessibility upgrades, and insertion of an institutional-quality kitchen.