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Sigma Nu - It's so vane

Posted: 2013-10-08

During September, construction crews focused on interior work of the Sigma Nu house in Greek Village. Sheetrock and electric panel installation continued on all three floors. A scaffold was constructed in the main lobby to hang sheetrock on the dramatic 45-foot walls. Once finished, the crews began priming the new walls for painting.

Crews also installed wood trim around windows and ceramic tile details in various rooms throughout the house. All bathrooms in the new building will have ceramic tile floors and wainscot wall panel detailing. The exhaust hood and fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) wall panels were also installed in the kitchen, where quarry tile was mounted.

On the outside of the building, Hardi-trim was installed and designs for a weather vane on top of the roof lantern were reviewed. The design features a silhouette of the three fraternity founders James Frank Hopkins, Greenfield Quarles and James McIlvaine Riley laying their hands on a Bible. The depiction is inspired by the founding of the Legion of Honor, which would become Sigma Nu, at the Virginia Military Institute in 1868.

The weather vane will be approximately 4-foot tall and made of stainless steel with accents in bronze or copper. Sigma Nu brother Dumay Gorham of Dumay Gorham Designs based in Wilmington, N.C., will construct the ornamental weather vane. Instead of using the compass directions north, east, south and west, the weather vane will use the letters N-C-S-U.

The Sigma Nu Greek Village house is on track for a January 2014 opening. For more information about the Greek Village project, please visit our Project Overview page.

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