DELTA PHI LAMBDA CHAPTER

The Academy

front of academy

Location

Our house address is:

311 Congress St Troy, NY

Prospect Park is directly across Congress street.

The parking lot across 13th street is owned by the Fraternity.

Design

The living spaces were designed with constant undergraduate input. The ground floor consists of common areas - industrial kitchen, dining room, library, media and game rooms. The first floor contains the main living areas: mostly singles with some doubles. Each room has ethernet connectivity and wifi through the RPI network. Additionally, there is a lounge area and a small kitchenette. There is living space for at least 28 brothers.

The second floor contains apartments that can be rented out to recent graduates and alumni who stay in the area.

ground floor plans of academy
first floor plans of academy

History

The St Francis Academy is a historic building built in 1917. It first functioned as a school and then as a tailor shop with rental apartments. The building has a total of 14,500 sq. ft., approximately 4,200 sq. ft. per floor.

2016

Alumni association began fundraising for a new house. - Ends up raising $1.28 million!

Oct 12th 2017

The alumni association bought the St Francis Academy located at 311 Congress Street.

Housing committee is formed and begins looking at architecture firms and potential plans

Oct 2018

Construction begins!

Masonry work is done on the outside of the building

Jan-Feb 2019

Asbestos abatement is done

Feb 2019

Demolition is started on the inside, many interior walls are removed

Mar-Apr 2019

Framing for interior walls done, electrical work started

Fall 2019

Remodeling, painting, etc

Jan 2020

New house fully occupied!

Gallery

Enjoy some pictures of the building pre-construction, as well as some early progress pictures: