Valparaiso University - Sorority Housing Complex
The sororities at Valparaiso University were housed together in residence halls, making it difficult to establish individual identities on campus. The new sorority housing design brings together six sororities in one building. The multi-level, multi-unit housing complex allows each sorority to have their own space, including a living area, kitchen, library, bedrooms, restrooms, and other programming space. Each chapter room doubles as a living room. Fireplaces give the students the comforts of home. Plantation shutters allow natural light to fill the room. Double doors were installed to allow for the moving of furniture in and out of the room during meetings.
Our interior design team worked with each chapter to achieve an individual identity within the shared complex. Each chapter chose a scheme that included a paint color, wood stain, and flooring. This set the tone for each sorority to have their own identity.
The six sorority chapters are only connected through the basement. There, you'll find laundry facilities, a storm shelter, and mechanical space. The building's traditional exterior was designed to match other traditional buildings on campus, with a brick front, and dormer windows above each entrance. The name of each sorority appears in stone on the front of the housing complex, creating an individual identity for each of them.