Marvin Hall, one of the oldest academic buildings at KU, physically connects the ambitious optimism of our school’s educational mission to the ambitiously optimistic early days of our university. Built in 1908 of locally quarried limestone, numerous renovations have made Marvin Hall a showcase for ecologically sustainable architecture and innovative educational space design.
The four-level building houses ArcD academic services and administration offices, Department of Architecture studios and faculty offices, and multiple facilities that support students in all academic programs.
Academic advisors, school deans, and department chairpersons are all centrally located in a collection of offices and meeting rooms on the second floor. Throughout the building, newly renovated, light-filled studio spaces host the majority of architecture and interior architecture courses. The Forum Commons, the Hatch Resource Center, and renovated multidisciplinary studios offer all ArcD students inspiring space to study, collaborate, and create.