The Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity house renovation project officially started construction during Reunion Weekend on June 7th. A ground breaking ceremony was held at the fraternity, which is located on the Lafayette College campus in Easton, PA. Atkin Olshin Schade Architects designed renovations to the building that include: replacement of all interior finishes, new bedroom layouts, a new kitchen and dining hall, new restrooms, ADA accessibility, and system upgrades to plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems. Two additions, a Solarium that faces onto March Field and a roof top Cupola, will add program space and allow light into the third floor corridor and study. President Alison Byerly of Lafayette College, DKE alumni Mike DeLisi ’03, and Trustee J.B. Reilly ’83 led the festivities.
Demolition of the interior spaces is progressing, and exterior work will be starting soon. Construction is scheduled to be complete by summer of 2015, in time for DKE’s 150th anniversary in September.
This project is being constructed by Miller, Miller & McLachlan of Allentown, PA.
More information may be found at Lafayette’s Facilities & Planning website.
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