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Preserving and celebrating architecture
The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania are hosted by the Fisher Fine Arts Building, a steamboat shaped structure by architect Frank Furness. The archives preserve drawings, sketchbooks, models and manuscripts of over 400 designers whose work spans over three centuries.
The Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania became famous in 1978 when they acquired the collection of Louis I. Kahn consisting of 6,363 drawings, 100 models, photographs, slides, and personal office files.
The Kroiz Exhibition Gallery always hosts displays of the works of famous architects, including Paul Philippe Cret, Frank Miles Day, Wilson Eyre, Cope and Stewardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis I. Kahn and of course Frank Furness himself.
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street , Philadelphia
Open Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Research by Appointment Tours by prior arrangement