Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity


Vermillion, SD




SAE Fraternity



Design-Build Fraternity House

Following the success of a new Sorority on the campus of the University of South Dakota, Fiegen Construction was selected to design and build a 17,000 square foot Fraternity for Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) in Vermillion, South Dakota. This Contemporary/Modern architectural house was part of a multi-year campaign by the SAE’s called “Building True Gentlemen”. The Fiegen team completed site studies, conceptual renderings, and budget analysis in order to help raise money for the new home. The design/build delivery proposed by Fiegen Construction assisted in a way that satisfied the owners in capturing exactly what they were looking for.

The new SAE Fraternity included 4 single-room suites, 12 double rooms, and 3 quads, along with a House Director suite. In addition to the sleeping units, the house included dining/kitchen, a conference room, multiple bathroom spaces with walk-in showers and gang sink areas, different sized lounges including a large game room overlooking the entryway with open tread staircase as the feature. Future spaces include a coffee bar on 2nd floor and a large Chapter Room in the basement for ceremonies. The exterior of the house features a large covered patio and sand volleyball court in the back yard – spaces created for larger gatherings and brotherhood camaraderie.

As a true design-build firm we knew Fiegen could handle any situation. A Fraternity House is a unique project and they were clearly ready for it. The design of the house is so impressive, almost breathtaking. It is a home that will serve our young men for many years to come. I would recommend Fiegen Construction to anyone.
Mark Ibis
Fraternity House Corp. President, SD Sigma (SAE)

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