PryorMorrow was charged with designing a 20,000 square-foot addition including a new chapter room, dining room, and dorm wing featuring restrooms and sun porches on both floors for the Chi Omega Sorority House. Our in-house engineering staff designed the mechanical systems for this project. The project tripled the area of the house and created interesting interior spaces to unify the composition.
With a membership of nearly 300, the needs of this sorority have changed tremendously since the 1970s when their house was originally constructed. Our design team began with membership and house corporation project visioning sessions to get a feel for what the ladies wanted in their new space. Then, we went to work designing their dream home.
The renovated areas include façade, library, formal living room, restrooms, den, and house mother’s suite.
A Fresh Look
The house now sleeps 62 in comfortable double occupancy rooms all featuring walk-in closets, wood flooring, thoughtful built-in storage solutions, and ample lighting. Spacious restrooms, vanity areas, and showers are centrally located on each wing. Each wing also has a small group den space for the hall’s residents.
Spacious outdoor porches were incorporated into the design as well as a courtyard in the center of the house for outdoor dining and entertaining. The outdoor spaces along with several study spaces throughout the house were “must-haves” for the residents.