ARCH Building

3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Information Desk: (215) 746-6067


This landmark was built in 1927 as the Christian Association.  The nearly two-year restoration of the Arts, Research, and Culture House (ARCH) was concluded in January 2014, breathing new life into the historic, late-Gothic Revival structure in the heart of Penn's campus at 36th Street and Locust Walk.  For environmentally friendly improvements, the ARCH has received LEED Silver certification.  The renovation also involved the addition of the restaurant Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless in the ARCH Cafe.  This building houses the multicultural and academic centers La Casa Latina, Makuu, the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF).  Listed below are the rooms in the building that you can reserve.

Summer Operating Hours:
Tuesday, May 10th to Saturday, May 14: 8:00am to 8:00pm
Sunday, May 15th: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, May 16th: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Hours Beginning Tuesday, May 17th:
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Semester Cafe Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm
Friday 11am-8pm
Saturday CLOSED


Normal Operating Hours:
Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 12am
Friday 8:30am - 11:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm