The Perelman Quadrangle's variety of services and facilities are able to take on your most challenging events.
The buildings that make up Perelman Quadrangle, anchored by Houston Hall, have a history dating back to 1895. As the nation's first student union, Houston Hall brought a touch of Oxford and Cambridge to the University of Pennsylvania campus. Designed by the award-winning architects Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, the facilities of Perelman Quadrangle have been restored to reflect the style and atmosphere of the nation's first student union. In the process, made possible by the generosity of individual donors and class gifts, unique blends of campus history and new technology have been showcased throughout the years.
Built in 1896, Houston Hall is the oldest student union building in the country. Today, this historic building remains the center of campus life - a place where student, faculty, staff, alumni and guests can gather for social, recreational, educational and cultural activities.