McShain Hall & Bridge
McShain Hall is a co-ed facility with housing for 280 students - approximately thirty on each hall. McShain was built in 1988 to meet the demand for campus housing. The building is constructed of ashlar limestone and the Gothic design reflects the more traditional values of the University. The facility links the Merion and Central campuses with a bridge across City Avenue. The facility is named in honor of Mr. John McShain, a renowned Philadelphia architect, who also designed and built the Barbelin building.