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About Our Project
The Oklahoma Alpha alumni and undergraduate leadership has developed a solid plan to address the long-term viability of the Sigma Phi Epsilon experience on the Oklahoma State University campus. Through careful study, assessment, and planning, it has been determined that updates and maintenance to our chapter house are too costly, and the fraternity must invest in a new facility to meet the needs of today’s students. Working with architect Jonathan J. Kucera, the Oklahoma Alpha AVC has developed a tactical approach to our future.
In all areas, the architect has been instructed to address mandatory building and fire code requirements. In addition, we have placed a special emphasis on the use of practical and durable building materials, finishes, and fixtures. The aim is a high-quality, durable, and adaptable facility that will provide a safe living and learning environment for many years.
The corporation members and architect have designed a 17,500-square-foot chapter house that meets the ever-changing needs of today’s SigEp collegians. This state-of-the-art facility will house approximately 60-70 men. The estimate for this entire project totals $4.7 million. We need support from all Oklahoma Alpha alumni if we wish to make this house our home for the foreseeable future.
- Total conditioned floor area of 17,500 sq. ft., at a ratio of 246 sq. ft./bed for 71 beds.
- The new dorm wing will allow for about 66 beds in a variety of room size and bed configurations. Each level will connectto the chapter wing.
- The chapter wing and connector will contain the following floors/functions:
- Third Floor, containing at least 4 beds for officers in an executive suite, a study/meeting space with small balconies overlooking the dining courtyard, an office overlooking the front porch, and ancillary storage/mechanical spaces.
- First Floor, elevated about 3’ above grade, containing the RLC suite, library, study lounge with balconies overlooking the dining courtyard, mail room, coat closet, bathrooms, storage, and stairways.
- Basement Level, about 7’ below grade, with dining/ meeting space for the entire chapter, kitchen and pantry, laundry, bathrooms, storage, and mechanical spaces.
- Window wells allow for natural light and views and access to the dining courtyard.
- A chimney stack on the west side will provide for gas fireplaces on each level.
- A five-stop elevator will ensure ADA code compliance.
- A large front porch will announce the building entrance on the north side and provide for additional outdoor living space overlooking the Homecoming Court.
- The ranch-style design with pitched roofs, modulated building masses, multiple levels, stone veneer accents, commercial windows and materials, and planned landscaping will complement the site with dramatic and contemporary.