Penn ARCH Building Penn ARCH Building
Penn ARCH Building Penn ARCH Building
UPenn ARCH Building UPenn ARCH Building
Arts Research and Culture House Arts Research and Culture House
UPenn ARCH Building UPenn ARCH Building

The Arts, Research and Culture House, also known as ARCH building, is a Gothic style building built in 1928 and located at the heart of the University of Pennsylvania’s campus. UPenn wanted to transform the building into a social and educational hub for students. The new renovation modernized the building’s amenities while preserving the historic architecture. The Lighting Practice was tasked with designing a lighting system that would provide illumination for a variety of spaces including classrooms and lecture halls, faculty and club offices, multi-function auditorium, casual dining, and lounge spaces. The building’s unique character was taken into consideration and lighting was selected that would accent the historic wood, metal, and stone work.

 

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award, 2015

Client

University of Pennsylvania

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