A House for Tomorrow, Grounded in the History of Our Sisterhood
Working with Krittenbrink Architects, of Norman, Oklahoma, and AC Owens Construction, of Edmond, Oklahoma, the Beta Theta House Board and undergraduate leadership have come up with a plan to address the long-term needs of our beloved Kappa home.
Our vision is grounded in ensuring a strong future for generations of Beta Theta women to come. With an ever growing membership, we know we must create spaces to allow for both our in-house and out-of-house members to gather together. We also know that our home is aging and many of the systems desperately need to be replaced or updated. With this vision, we will create a home that can continue to be the backbone of the Kappa experience.
You will see the plans for our Kappa home outlined on this page. Below are a few additional details regarding the project.
The additions will add 8,955 square feet, bringing the total square footage to 34,440.
The leadership wing on the first floor will have room for seven women.
The guest room and bathroom will be updated to be ADA accessible.
The second floor will sleep 42 (30 in bedrooms, 12 on the sleeping porch) and the third floor will sleep 43 (31 in bedrooms, 12 on the sleeping porch) bringing total capacity to 92.
Individual bedrooms will be reconfigured to enhance study areas with new desks and beds.
The dining room will seat 128 and have the ability to open up to both the library and formal living room for large events.
The recreation room on the first floor will become a library and additional study/lounge areas will be created on each floor to include progressive internet technology.
Update and expand the kitchen to include a 24/7 kitchenette and serving area.
We will update lighting, sconces, and chandeliers throughout the house.
Windows on the second and third floors will be replaced as needed.
For the safety of our members, we will install new security lighting and cameras outside the house, and we will update electrical throughout the house to bring it up to code.
Replace and/or enhance current HVAC system as engineer directs.
Replace roof and update roof line and drainage. Replace two recessed dormers with three new dormers.
Add new door and emergency fire exit from fourth floor study hall, which will remain as is.
All current antiquated plumbing will be capped and new plumbing will be added for all bathrooms and kitchen.
Two french doors will be added to the front porch. The columns will also be replaced.
"Living together is key to learning get along, and we need to make sure we give today's Kappas a space to do this. We need to preserve what is true and good for future generations of Kappa." Christy Lilly Mordy '74
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