Our house on Edgemoor Lane is 114 years old, and has been showing its age for many years. It was built for fraternal living in a different era, and has become increasingly difficult to keep up with modern safety and efficiency standards. We need to bring it up to date for the needs of today's Cornellians— without sacrificing its century-old charm and elegance.
This calls for a committed response from brothers of every generation to ensure that Lambda Chi Alpha continues its leadership role in its historic home on campus. The Campaign Committee has approved a substantial restoration project which is estimated to cost $2.4 million.
What Is Needed?
The approved proposal addresses all of our key objectives:
- Create a safer, more functional, and more comfortable home
- House and service a larger Brotherhood
- Retain the traditional Tudor exterior appearance
- Enhance the House’s view of Cascadilla Gorge
Proposed Infrastructure Improvements
Included in the infrastructure improvements are a full revamp of utilities, bathrooms, and the kitchen. The fire sprinkler system implemented in 2010 will be retained.
|Mechanical, electrical and plumbing||$300,000|
|Energy and thermal efficient design||$150,000|
|Security, indoor life-saving systems||$150,000|
|Service areas and dining room||$150,000|
|Communications systems upgrade||$25,000|
Proposed Student Livability Improvements
Livability improvements include optimizing and increasing the number of study/sleeping rooms, a new gym, and enhancements to the bar, the entryway, and the back patio and gazebo.
|Study/sleeping rooms rehab||$450,000|
|Electronic Learning Center/Reading Room and Fitness Center||$400,000|
|Grand Stairway replacement||$200,000|
|New study/sleeping rooms||$150,000|
|Landscaping & outdoor lighting||$75,000|
|Gazebo rehab||$ 50,000|
|Parking lot improvements||$50,000|