The students and alumni of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln desired an interior modernization of their house to appeal to incoming pledges. Prairie Studio, in collaboration the Architectural Partnership were commissioned to complete a comprehensive interior renovation. Because the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a high level of sensitivity to detail and existing conditions was required. All spaces, including the bedrooms on the top two floors, the kitchen, entry lobby, living and dining areas, pool rooms on the ground floor and the study rooms and chapter space in the basement underwent a complete make-over. All stairways, halls, restrooms, and mechanical/electrical systems and exterior facades also saw major upgrades. Due to the historic significance of the building’s exterior, particular care was given to restore elements of the original building to conform with historic preservation guidelines. The entry pediment and round window was restored to its 1917 elegance and was expertly paired with the other windows on the façade. The interior stairs were carefully restored and detailed to maintain the dignified ambience of fraternity and improve vertical circulation.
Further Prairie Studio Projects
Prairie Studio specializes in residential projects of all types including new homes, additions and remodels. You can trust Prairie Studio to design and draw each project with the client’s dreams and desires in mind. We want to bring life to your vision. View further Residential Projects in our Portfolio - Click Here!
Prairie Studio can meet your needs in light commercial projects with Garry’s background experience in working on these type of projects in architectural firms. We are willing to provide our expertise directly with each client or as a consultant. The foundation of Prairie Studio’s success comes from listening to our clients and their goals and wanting beautiful and functional design no matter what the building type is. View further Commercial Projects in our Portfolio – Click Here!
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