As a result of over a year of careful planning, the Beta Nu alumni leadership has developed exciting plans to conduct a major renovation of their Shelter. For Beta Nu to attract the best young men at MIT and compete as a premier fraternity, they must restore 416 Beacon to a first class facility and destination within the Greek community at MIT. Since moving into the Shelter in 1952, Delta Tau Delta at MIT has made it their home and are committed to ensuring it meets the needs of tomorrow’s students.



  • Create an open social space in the basement while connecting the

basement and first floors

  • Provide ample study space on the first floor and bedrooms
  • Enhance structural strength by replacing damaged joists where needed
  • Replace windows
  • Renovate all bathrooms and bedrooms
  • Preserve original architect’s design of the facility by refinishing the front staircase and incorporating the original skylight into a grand staircase
  • Make repairs, including refinished flooring, painting, doors, and trim, while
    maintaining the historic and classic architecture and features
  • Address mandatory life-safety issues with sprinklers, fire-rated doors, and

full compliance with code specifications

  • Install central air-conditioning system for greater efficiency and temperature regulation
  • Replace heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems to accommodate
    the volume of the house and address safety issues
  • Add a garage roof deck overlooking the Charles for increased optimization of outdoor space
  • Renovate and modernize all bedrooms, resulting in a total occupancy of 39
  • Address accessibility with addition of ADA-compliant entrance, elevator,

bedroom, and bathroom