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) 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).  See the listings below for reservable rooms in the building.


Regular Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:30AM to 12AM
Friday: 8:30AM to 11:30PM
Saturday: 8:30AM to 10PM
Sunday: 10AM to 10PM