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.  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.

Normal Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 12am
(Penn Card only 10pm - 11:55pm)
Saturday 8am - 11pm
(Penn Card only 10pm - 10:55pm)
Sunday 10am - 10pm





Winter Break (2014 - 2015) Operating Hours:
December 19th 8:30am - 5pm
December 20th & 21st CLOSED
December 22nd & 23rd 8:30am - 5pm
December 24th 8:30am - Noon
December 25th to January 4th CLOSED
January 5th to 9th 8:30am - 5pm
January 10th & 11th CLOSED
January 12th 8:30am - 5pm
January 13th 8:30am - 10pm
January 14th resume normal operating hours