When you think "frat house" you're probably more likely to think of beer and bongs than great design. Yet Mass Architecture and Design has managed to transform USC's Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house into a modern masterpiece. Think less "Animal House" (goodbye stripper poles!) and more Alvar Aalto.
This Dwell-worthy housing, featured in the LA Times, reflects a new sensibility for the next generation of design aficionados. After undergoing a $903,000 renovation last year, the house features contemporary design flourishes like cedar ceiling paneling, redwood slats and a cool gray color palette interjected with shots of color. Yet the house stays true to its mid-century bones, maximizing light and open space. It's a house that visibly stands out on "The Row."
Join us as we take a tour of the house with Frank Acevedo, alum and president of the Central Area Planning Commission and Mass principal, architect Ana Henton.
Afterwards we'll head over to modern gastropub The Lab for craft beers and bites in a former Sizzler.
The event is free, cash bar at the Lab, but space is limited so be sure to reserve your space early.
Saturday July 27th
Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity House Tour
938 W. 28th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007
Corner of Hoover
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design east of La Brea
design east of La Brea (you can call us "dee-lab") is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that celebrates and supports local creatives in their efforts to enlighten, improve and engage the city. Through events that are educational, inspirational, and interactive, de LaB unites an enthusiastic community of local residents who are invested in the future of LA.