Arrupe Hall on St. Joe’s campus was recently reviewed in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Inga Saffron. The attention to detail in the design and construction of this building impressed Saffron – “Arrupe Hall makes its presence known the moment you turn off City Avenue onto Lapsely Lane.”
Designed by Moto Design Shop, Arrupe Hall is a residence for actively working Jesuit priests in the Philadelphia-area to live and work together in a collaborative, active ministry. This new 18,000 SF space includes bedrooms, large residential kitchen, dining room, common living/hospitality spaces, and a chapel.
Arrupe Hall was named after a Jesuit missionary who tended the wounded in Hiroshima. The project received honors from both the 2019 AIA Philadelphia Design Awards and the 2020 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards.
Saint Joseph’s University is a private Jesuit university in Philadelphia and Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. The university was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851.