After an exciting and rewarding experience working with the Delta Gamma sisterhood, Cline Design created an environment to embrace and facilitate lasting friendships. The floor plan offers a grand stairway and foyer, large gathering rooms, commercial kitchen and large dining areas. The design incorporates secured access to all public, semi-private, and residential areas of house to ensure safety. Sustainable design strategies were incorporated throughout the design and construction process. The Delta Gamma House serves its students with an inviting public gathering space facing the great lawn, strong core including gathering rooms and commercial kitchen, and private study areas and outdoor gathering area in the rear of the house. In addition, there is ample storage on the ground level. The traditional design integrates an apartment with full amenities for a year-round House Director.
The three-story facility boasts two covered porches and replaces a 1960’s converted fraternity house. Upon entering the main level, you’re greeted by a grand staircase with an adorned formal foyer flanked by living rooms, study spaces, a house director suite, and suite-style bedrooms. The walk-out, lower-level has a chapter room, dining room, full commercial kitchen, study room, outdoor patio, and support areas. The upper floor contains bedrooms, a spa, study space, and a shared upper level porch. The house accommodates 40 full-time residents with common areas that serve the entire sisterhood.
The growing Zeta Beta chapter had outgrown their home. They were resourceful, using dining space as meeting space, eating in shifts to accommodate schedules for the multiple uses. The sisterhood and Cline Design collaborated to imagine a home that is timeless, elegant, and modern embracing the southern architectural context. As you enter, you’re greeted by a grand stair with adjacent gallery spaces. The dining room boasts a large commercial kitchen accommodating all 170 sisters for dinner. Cline Design programmed a dedicated chapter room with ritual closet and breakout spaces. Shared space was extended from the inside to new patios and balconies creating a flowing social space for events. There are 20 double-occupancy bedrooms with flexible storage space and a dedicated house mother suite.
The Theta Theta Chapter at NC State University is continuing the long-standing traditions and founding principles through the construction of their new house at Greek Village. The three-level house will provide housing for 42 women. It features expansive porches and outdoor patio spaces along with a generous first floor dining room, commercial kitchen, and formal parlor. A two-story foyer boasts a monumental stair that connects the two levels of residential, club baths, and study spaces.
7.31.20 | “New Chapter Houses Near Completion in Greek Village” NC State University News
Opening in the Fall of 2019, the new 5-story Delta Zeta Sorority Chapter House is the first new facility for the chapter since their original house was constructed in 1921. The new home is located on an urban and prominent corner in Champaign, Illinois, just blocks from the University of Illinois Quad and popular Green Street. The new house will sleep 50 women, will feature separate chapter room and dining to accommodate the full membership as well as formal and informal living spaces, study areas, spa club baths and other support/amenity spaces for the well-established sorority. The exterior design incorporates six columns to honor the original sorority founders with the brick, cast stone, and other design features to be compatible and yet unique with the surrounding college campus.