Phi Delta Theta is a Fraternity at Oregon State University. The board for this chapter came to us for a pretty extensive remodel that they would tackle in two phases. Phase one focused on the exterior of the building. All the windows on the upper floors were replaced with insulated windows. The building was re-roofed and received an updated paint scheme.
Phase two was all about the Study Rooms. Study Rooms are where the live-ins spend most of their time, and house all of their personal belongings. These rooms are shared by 2-4 men; depending on the size of the rooms. The goal for updating these rooms was to provide each individual a space of their own within the room. To do this the “study cell” concept was created. The study cell allotted each student a desk, wardrobe, storage cubby, shelves, a space for a computer and television as well as a lounge chair. This caused a reduction in the amount of students that can be housed there, but ultimately makes the fraternity more desirable. The rest of the interior remodel focused on ADA upgrades and a couple of common space updates.