Kappa Sigma Fraternity House
Kappa Sigma Fraternity House Renovation
10,000 SF; 34 beds
GMK provided complete design and build services for this project
Includes principal suite, full-services kitchen, dining room, multi-purpose room and recreational areas; located in the new Greek Village on campus addition
Under a contract with the Kappa Sigma Fraternity Housing Corp of Columbia, GMK Associates completed a feasibility study and provided architectural and engineering (MEP) designs, as well as construction administration services, for a single-story, 1,060-square-foot addition (with associated sitework and landscaping) to the existing Kappa Sigma Fraternity Chapter House located within the Greek Village at the University of South Carolina. The purpose of the expansion was to accommodate additional dining, chapter room, and study room facilities within the house. GMK’s services included development of a scaled concept floor plan/site plan, exterior elevations, an estimate of probable construction cost, and a schedule showing design and construction-phase requirements. Along with interior space requirements, architectural designs incorporated a new porch entry and new windows/shutters, doors, brick, quoins, and shingles to match the existing building (previously designed and constructed by GMK Associates in 2004). Detailed landscaping includes a new pergola, herringbone pavers, built-in benches, and trees and shrubbery. The project was completed under an extremely tight timeframe over three semesters.