University of Arkansas, Sigma Nu

Fayetteville, Arkansas

  • FIRM

    Treanor Architects, PA


    University of Arkansas

  • AREA

    20,500 sq.ft.





In a prime location adjacent to the university football stadium, the new Sigma Nu house architecturally supports academic and personal student growth. The 20,500-square-foot facility houses 54 men in a variety of suite arrangements, from two-person study and sleeping suites with private bathrooms and kitchenettes, to four-person suites with ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMWittenberg, Delony and Davidson ArchitectsCAPACITY54COST PER SQ FT$223.00FEATURED IN2008 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized bathrooms.

A large library, floor lounges and multipurpose educational support spaces facilitate small gatherings, as well as classroom presentations. All community media devices are wired to the 21st-century technology infrastructure, which is integrated with the university system.

A steep, hilly site with a complicated utility footprint dictated the form of the building. Because of these constraints, the design team created three main entrances to access the building easily: a first-floor public entrance, a third-floor campus entrance and a second-floor bicycle entrance featuring hidden bicycle storage. The team leveraged the site’s elevation to give residents dynamic views of the university’s stadium. The open and integrated courtyard encourages interaction and offers an idyllic spot to gather on game day.