History and Tradition Reimagined for the
21st Century

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority House Renovation

Built on the same site as its original construction in 1955, the new three-story Alpha Delta Pi sorority house is modeled on classic antebellum homes of the 19th century. A wide, welcoming porch and massive white columns frame a portico in the Greek Revival style. The grand entrance opens to a two-story foyer and sweeping staircase, flanked by airy rooms for socializing or study.  The ground floor also houses a commercial kitchen and a spacious dining room for seated meals and sorority meetings.  On the floors above, bedrooms and baths, a “fishbowl” common room, quiet study spaces, and various modern amenities create a comfortable home for current ADPi members and visiting alumni. 

Tasked with completing the house before students arrived on the UF campus in the fall of 2020, Walker provided resourceful, cost-effective planning, design, and construction administration for the project.  Our design needed to stay true to tradition and embrace 21st-century technology, along with sustainable design and construction choices, including energy-efficient HVAC, LED lighting, and an ADA-compliant elevator.  We also used technology to address our clients’ detailed specifications, using virtual reality software to “walk” through the project, capture feedback, and make refinements. The result is an elegant house with an impressive white brick façade and beautiful, functional interior spaces, which inspire a sense of pride and appreciation for Alpha Delta Pi’s strong legacy at the University of Florida.

Project Owner

Gamma Iota House


Gainesville, FL

Completion Date

July 2020

Project Size

34,968 GSF





Delivery Method

Construction Manager at Risk (CM)


Mitchell Gulledge Engineering



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