When you think “frat house” you’re probably more likely to think of beer and bongs than great design. Yet Mass Architecture and Design has managed to transform USC’s Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house into a modern masterpiece. Think less “Animal House” (goodbye stripper poles!) and more Alvar Aalto.
This Dwell-worthy housing, featured in the LA Times, reflects a new sensibility for the next generation of design aficionados. After undergoing a $903,000 renovation last year, the house features contemporary design flourishes like cedar ceiling paneling, redwood slats and a cool gray color palette interjected with shots of color. Yet the house stays true to its mid-century bones, maximizing light and open space. It’s a house that visibly stands out on “The Row.” More photos here.
Join us as we take a tour of the house with Frank Acevedo, alum and president of the Central Area Planning Commission and MASS Architecture and Design principal, architect Ana Henton.
Afterwards we’ll head over to modern gastropub The Lab for craft beers and bites in a former Sizzler.