ARCH, The

ARCH, The

The building was originally built to house the Christian Association. This building now houses The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), Ben Franklin Scholars, University Scholars, Makuu, La Casa Latina, The Pan Asian American Community House (PAACH) and Student Performing Arts.

One of the most engaging features of the building is the large amount of carved stone ornamental detail on the exterior.  There are three cross‑gables on the main (east) elevation.  The middle gable is placed adjacent to the southern end gable and is set back, forming a picturesque mass crowned by an elaborate double serpentine chimney.  A one- story entrance portico with Gothic details stands out from the middle gable, and is set below a two story mullioned window.  The south facade is marked by symmetrically placed polygonal bays with ornate stonework panels, battlements, and windows topped by trefoils.


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Facilities can be rented by both University and Non-University clients. 
Reservations are not taken by the Area Manager or Building Manager.

Address
3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia PA, 19104

ARCH, The

Building Code:
75
Gross Area (sq. ft.):
28,918
Year Built:
1928
Floors:
0
Architect:
Thomas, Martin, and Kirkpatrick
Other Name:
The Arts, Research and Culture House
Area Manager:
Lynn Rotoli
lynnr@upenn.edu
215-898-8525
Building Manager:
Kris Werez
krispat@upenn.edu
215-898-4512