Syracuse University Counseling Services

Syracuse University


This former fraternity house was purchased by Syracuse University after several years of vacancy. Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates was asked to convert the structure for the university’s Counseling Services, while retaining its residential character. The exterior was totally restored to its original appearance including total reconstruction of the front and rear porches and the dormers, a new roof, window restoration, siding repairs, and site work. A new parking area and ramp to the restored porch provides handicap accessibility. The main interior rooms and stair were restored to their original appearance, including extensive millwork restoration and a new reception desk created. Upstairs, the original bedrooms became individual counseling offices. All new HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems were installed, as was new period-appropriate lighting. A second phase added a 625-squarefoot, historically-appropriate addition containing three offices and designed to support a future second floor, which was added in 2012 to accommodate growth.