Sigma Phi Epsilon House

Expanding amenities to increase retention

The Ohio Theta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity has consistently been at the top of academic and athletic rankings at the University of Cincinnati leading to a steady growth in membership. Outgrowing the space of their existing building, Sigma Phi Epsilon sought to expand their facility to increase the number of beds and amenities. Keeping the original building and mimicking its unique roofline and brickwork allowed the fraternity to gain support from its alumni to make the addition a reality. To compete with alternative housing options on and around campus, suites and single bed rooms as well as a meeting room, parking and greenspaces were incorporated to encourage members to live in the house longer.


Architecture, Concept Design, Construction Documentation, Design Development, Site Planning


Mixed-Use, Residential




Ohio Theta Householding Corporation


Winner: 2016 SigEp – The Corner Stone Award Winner: 2016 SigEp – Regional Chapter of the Year Award

Project Lead

Dean Lutton

Project Team

Mike Jacobsohn, Amanda Woltjer, Cliff Custer, Corey Mai