Skip Main Links
White art gallery with light color hardwood flooring and stairs with black base leading upstairs. Art is on white pedestal

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center

Located in the previously unused lower level of the historic 1920s-era Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center is part of our firm’s multi-phased master plan that encompasses both the 280,000-SF Hamilton Building and the iconic Furness and Hewitt Historic Landmark Building, which is considered the first modern landmark and one of the most significant historic structures in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PAFA’s new Arts Center realizes a key aspect of the master plan to create design solutions that preserve the Academy’s historic structures while addressing student population growth and collection care needs. The Hamilton Building remains a significant structure, not only to the Academy but also to the history of Philadelphia. Our design delivers a new Arts Center that respects the history of the structure and reinforces PAFA’s image as a nationally known institution where fine art is created and celebrated.

street view of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts building with two story blue and orange paint brush sculpture outside

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA by DLR Group. Photo by Kevin G Reeves.


In the Media

Contact Us

Contact Us

  • Ready for the latest updates, delivered right to your inbox? By checking Subscribe, you agree to receive DLR Group’s weekly newsletter.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.