Stressing their mission to develop character and leadership, the Sigma Chi Alumni Corporation at the University of Rhode Island commissioned Union to design a new home for the fraternity. The use of the Greek Revival style appropriately reﬂects the fraternity’s origins as well as its ethos of civic contribution.
The new three-story structure is home to 40 students. The second and third ﬂoors provide student bedrooms and cozy common sitting areas, as well as a library, social room, and apartment for the resident House Mother. On the ﬁrst ﬂoor, the dining room and adjacent charter room are connected by large glass doors to a central, west-facing terrace creating an ideal setting for indoor and outdoor community gatherings.