Delta Gamma Sorority

Sketch of the Delta Gamma Sorority house
Exterior view of the brick sorority house with large, columned porches and balconies
Front entrance to the sorority house

The Federal and early American Palladian influences on proportion, massing and composition were carefully studied and interpreted, with specific attention given to the unique brick detailing in the rubbed brick jack arches, quoining, and window surrounds, and the ornately applied trim.

Watercolor of the house and nearby landscape
The large house was broken down in its massing to create both a welcoming gateway to the University while addressing both Maple Street and Arkansas Avenue
Sitting area with white walls, large windows and light blue furniture

Key architectural features include built-in benches with painted beadboard backing, deep-set Roman arches, and an arcade supported by classical columns in the Scamozzi variation of the Ionic order. 

Doorway looking into a blue room with arched windows
Blue dining room with built-in shelves
Dining area with wall mural
Stairway landing with large windows in background
Detail of the top of the brick Delta Gamma house
Exterior details hearken back
to the traditions of early American
architecture with rubbed brick
window surrounds and banding

St. Joseph Seminary

The altar and choir stalls were created
by local craftsmen, reflecting the
character of the American gothic
inspired building

Two enclosed courtyards within provide opportunities for quiet prayer and reflection. The central academic wing houses the Rector and administrative offices and entry to the Chapel on the ground floor, with the Seminarian Great Room, Library, and Faculty Lounge sitting above. 

The architecture is crafted from a
local brick similar to the neighboring
college and stone detailing drawing
from neo-gothic precedents

Phi Mu Sorority

The central two-story portico allows the
building to achieve its unique architectural
character, rooted in the American brick
architecture of the southeast

Significant programmatic elements include sleeping quarters for 85 girls plus a house director’s suite, a commercial kitchen with dining room seating up to 200 and a chapter room seating up to 350.

Escondido Golf Club

As the centerpiece of the community, the clubhouse at Escondido is designed to rival the elegance and comfort of even the finest PGA Tour clubs.

Our vernacular was fashioned
after the monasteries of
Southern Europe
Handcrafted materials of rustic stone,
antique timber and terra cotta tile give
the community its rugged Spanish character

The east wing of the grill, known as La Hacienda, houses, an indoor golf hitting bay. Located at the 1st tee and driving range, the grill provides a state of the art Golf Academy, bistro dining, and an entertainment venue on the north side of Pecan Creek.

The structures comprising the resort
represent different building types found
on European agrarian estates

Intercollegiate | Studies Institute | Linda L. Bean Conference Center

Set above the banks of the Hoopes Reservoir and adjacent to a historic 1930s mansion, the Linda L. Bean Conference Center provides a rare opportunity to contribute to the landscape of Delaware’s historic Brandywine Valley. Surrounded by rolling hills and dense forests, the new building takes cues from the materiality of the local vernacular architecture and the Georgian details of the existing house. 

The conference center combines a welcoming, residentially scaled Foyer and a pavilion-like and barrel-vaulted Event Hall to provide flexible public spaces that will host lectures, banquets, and seminars for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. The materiality of the project—including red oak flooring harvested from the woods of Maine, an antique stone fireplace mantle, decorative iron detailing, cut stone columns, the richly textured local field stone, and elegantly detailed millwork—tie the project to its landscape, the history of the property, the rich tradition of American building arts, and the building’s own benefactress. Each of the primary rooms aims to feature the stunning and varied landscape during all four seasons, while the Entry Court and Courtyard provide additional outdoor space to be used by the organization during both larger public events and their day-to-day operations.