The architects began working with Delta Delta Delta at the University of Florida in 2003, facilitating discussion of whether to renovate the chapter’s existing house or build a new structure. Rigorous examination of financial and programmatic needs, as well as chapter and university tradition, revealed that it would be in the organization’s best interest to build a new COST PER SQ FT$233.00FEATURED IN2008 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges at its existing location.
The Neoclassical, plantation-style home incorporates the organization’s goals, including current and future market viability. The design balances educational and non-educational space; private, semi-private and public space; and high-finish presentation and utilitarian areas.
The design makes use of cutting-edge innovations in technology with respect to security and energy management. It is the first Greek facility in the nation to use a fingerprint-reader access-control system, alleviating the issue of lost keys and cards. A remote direct-digital-control system helps manage the temperature, humidity and unit performance via the Internet from anywhere in the world.