Entering a frat house normally fills any young shacker with a weird mix of emotions and a fear for your hygiene. But yesterday, September 19, 2015, following the OU vs. Tulsa game in Norman the Beta Theta Pi house at Oklahoma became a place safe to sleep, even without bathing in hand sanitizer before and after.
Design plans were obtained by Total Sorority Move in an email:
The original chapter house, designed by architect Harold Gimeno in the Italian Renaissance Revival style and completed in 1928, consisted of approximately 16,000 square feet.
The newly renovated chapter house, designed by architect Michael Hall of G2H Architects, consists of approximately 36,000 square feet (more than double the size of the original house). Consistent with its inclusion in the National Registry of Historic Places, the renovated chapter house preserves the iconic limestone façade of the 1928 chapter house.
The new accommodations are truly unique as compared to those offered by other fraternities at OU and across the nation. These include beds for 90, a dining hall for 120, a study hall with tiered, fixed seating for 75 that rivals any classroom on campus, 5 private, soundproof study rooms, a recreational room with 5 flat screen TVs, a commercial-grade kitchen and food service facility, wireless internet, a basketball court, a covered patio, and an outdoor grill area.
And the photos. My God, the photos.
And so it’s official. Not all frat houses were created equally..