Alfred University Fasano House Restoration

The Fasano House, circa 1885 in the Eastlake style and located in the Alfred Village Historic District, served as the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity house since the 1920’s. Now the Welcome Center, the house remains a focal point for the University and a reminder of Alfred’s rich heritage.

Perspectus historic studio provided guidance and technical information for appropriate preservation and design treatments, and provided restoration services for adaptive-reuse of the house. Perspectus prepared preservation documents, including a survey of existing conditions; an analysis of construction chronology; identification of significant and character-defining elements; paint analysis; and preservation recommendations and priorities. The design team, including architect Donald Reitz and interior designer Vivian Hyde, utilized the preservation documents to maintain the structure’s architectural and historical integrity.

Historic Photo from 1920s

Before Restoration, 2004

  • LOCATIONAlfred, New York
  • SIZE6,000 SF
  • PROJECT TYPEHistoric, Campus + Cultural
  • SERVICESPreservation, Conditions Survey, Paint Analysis
  • ROLEHistoric Architect
  • RECOGNITIONAIA Akron Design Award