Architectural Archives

The Architectural Archives of The University of Pennsylvania encourages appreciation and understanding of architecture and its allied professions and their role in society through direct engagement with original works, particularly objects that record the evolution of architectural thinking and practice. It is home to the collections of more than 400 designers from the 17th century to the present, with a special focus on the comprehensive archives of a number of the twentieth century’s most significant designers, including Louis I. Kahn, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, Lawrence Halprin, Ian McHarg, Edmund N. Bacon, and Anne Griswold Tyng. Part of the Weitzman School of Design, the Architectural Archives is located in the lower level of the Fisher Fine Arts building and also houses the Harvey & Irwin Kroiz Gallery. The Archives is open to the public for research by appointment.


Allison Olsen, Archivist
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
220 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104