The Plan

As a nationwide sorority, Alpha Xi Delta was looking to increase enrollment. They believed the main reason for low recruitment was the aging building built in 1965. In that era of 60’s simple modernism, it may have worked well. The simple retro-modern style, unfortunately, did not resonate well with today’s sororities.

The Solution

The Sorority’s leadership requested Classic Greek architecture to relate to other well established sorority houses. On a meager budget and accelerated timeline, many firms would have walked away. Link Architecture welcomed the challenge. After addressing issues of poor storm drainage, mold and asbestos, we were able to manipulate the scope without detracting from the original design concept or exceeding the budget. We successfully avoided regulatory pitfalls and administered the construction over the summer college break. As a result they exceeded their enrollment goals within the first year of completion.

“We were tired of being stuck in a 1960’s box, so we asked Link Architecture to design us a beautiful, ‘Gone with the Wind,’ Greek revival. They delivered!”

Client AXiD Board of Directors

Location University of Texas at Austin