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Alpha Phi Capital Campaign: Preparing 2112 for the future.

THE CHAPTER HOUSE at 2112 Lincoln Way is functionally and economically obsolete. A major renovation and expansion of the facility is needed to provide undergrads and alumni leadership an alternative that is competitive within the ISU Greek community and private housing market in Ames.  This investment is designed to preserve this historically significant structure, ensure the long-term financial success of the house corporation, and provide the best academic and fraternity experience for Alpha Phi's undergrad and alumni membership. Ensuring the success of not only our future membership, but the great facility that Alpha Phi calls home is a task that must not be taken lightly. We are at a crossroads, a time to decide what Pike can and will be. This is an opportunity to grab the years of history, leadership, and brotherhood that led so many of us to be proud Pikes and ensure those opportunities are available to the next generation of young men at Iowa State University.

2112 House that Built Us update

House Corp after getting detailed submittal of cost for the House Renovation/Addition in early 2023, took a step back and looked our mission, “Ensure the house provides a Safe, Fraternal Social Experience, Environment Conducive for Education Excellence, and housing/living space that meets or exceeds both Greek and/or Dorm living,” and decided to focus on renovating the house only to achieve the mission and still be sustainable.  Over the summer, the board performed extensive benchmarking with both national and 5 fraternities that recently had either renovated or built.  After working with Architect and general contractor, the House Corp board made the decision in August to proceed with renovating the House and upgrading the rooms to allow for 44 chapter members to live in the house and provide for variety of living experiences from single man suites to 3 person suites with common area and conference rooms added for increased study space and extensive exterior work including parking lot upgrade. The project has moved into design phase with detail floor plans and renderings being drawn up and cost estimates being provided.  The Board wants to be in position to execute in May 2024.  Total project estimate is $3.5 Million.  

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The goal of the building project will include: 

Historic preservation of the existing facility, including the 1927 house and 1963 addition. Also

to bring 2112 Lincoln way back up to and beyond standards observed in the benchmark study. Including:

  • Provide a spacious and comfortable living environment up to 44 “in house” students

  • Start Construction May 2024. Complete August 2025

  • Keep the “wow” factor of our amazing exterior & the first impression of the historic first floor

  • Diverse choice of living quarter types with better options for upperclassmen

  • Upgrade Mechanical and Electrical Systems to current standards & increase efficiency

  • Group Study spaces throughout the house on every floor

  • New monument sign and front yard gathering area.

Project Features:

  • Interior Improvements – Upgrades to meet and exceed competition

  • New HVAC Systems with AC. More zones and control.

  • New LED Lighting throughout house

  • Diverse Living Options

  • 7 – 3 Man, 2BR Sleep In Suites with Common Area (2 & 3rd Floors)

  • 4 – 1 Man Private Sleep In Studios (4th Floor)

  • 1 – 4 Man, 4BR Sleep In Master Suite with Bath (Basement)

  • 4 – 2 Man Sleep Out – Study Rooms (3rd Floor)

  • 2 – 3 Man Sleep Out Study Rooms (3rd Floor)

  • Study/Gathering/Conference Rooms on all Floors

  • Laundry Facilities on each floor

  • House Director Suite

  • Update 2-4th Floor Existing Bathrooms

  • Expand and Update Kitchen

  • Freshen Up and Enhance Living, Foyer, Dining and Smoker


Projected occupancy: 43. Current undergrad Pikes: 68


We are currently moving forward with the design phase with architect and general contractor to be in position for construction to begin by May 2024. Complete by August 2025. Due to the current high interest rates and inflated cost of building materials, the new addition,  separate and distinct from historic building, has been deferred to future plans.

(Below right) The two presentations shown at Homecoming: Strategic Plan and renderings of the house improvements including all floors and exterior.

 Capital Campaign

2112: The House That Built Us

- with over $1,045,000 already pledged thanks to loyal supporters like you! Your generosity will inspire others to give and ensure our home in Ames is modern, competitive, and safe for future Alpha Phis. 

As you are in contact with other alumni, please help us by encouraging them to join our campaign to ensure a bright future for Alpha Phi. The bonds between us will always be strong, and you might be surprised at the impact a little nudge from a fellow brother can make. 

Thank you for extending a helping hand and offering your generous and loyal support to Pi Kappa Alpha at Iowa State 

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Read all about it in our Fall 2023 Newsletter!

Click on the image left to get the most recent details and information on the capital campaign, updates on the provisional chapter, and more.

Follow the progress of the capital campaign and how you can donate online or by mail at


Campaign Board - feel free to contact these Brothers with your questions or donation.

Bill Kellstrom ’60        Larry Crabb ’67 

Mike Risk ’70                 Dan Nemmers ’75

Craig Bauerle ’78               Caleb Paterson ’16

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