Facilities Directory

Facilities Directory


Asplundh Field House | 2775 Buck Road

The 60,000 square foot Asplundh Field House, built in 1960, underwent extensive renovation
and addition in the late 1990s. The facility now includes two gymnasiums, a wrestling room, a
fitness center with aerobic and strength-training equipment, a dance studio, and classroom facilities.

Matthew Kennedy, Director of Athletics | 267-502-4566 | [email protected]


Athletic Field | 3002 Cairnwood Road

Our new athletic field is located adjacent to the Brickman Center, the  field has easy access
to our locker rooms and and athletic training room.

Matthew Kennedy, Director of Athletics | 267-502-4566 | [email protected]


Brickman Center for Student Life and Admissions | 2945 College Drive

The 28,000 square foot Theodore and Sally Brickman Center for Student Life and Admissions
serves as an entrance and welcome center for the College. With a great hall, dining and kitchen
facilities, offices for admissions and financial aid, the Alumni Association office, the
President’s Office, and ample space for studying and student life activities, the
Brickman Center serves as a central location for student life and information at the College.

Dr. Roberta D. Nolan, Director of Admissions | 267-502-6000 |[email protected]


Bryn Athyn Cathedral | 900 Cathedral Road

Dedicated in 1919, Bryn Athyn Cathedral is a highly acclaimed Gothic and Romanesque
style complex. The decorative aspects of the Cathedral are governed by a distinctive symbolism
based on the teachings of the New Church. The building hosts special worship services for
Bryn Athyn College throughout the year, and also serves as a center for religious and historical
studies. Visit www.brynathyncathedral.org for more information.

Julia Schmucker, Tour Coordinator | 267-502-4600 | [email protected]


Cairnwood Estate | 1005 Cathedral Road

Designed in the Beaux Arts style, Cairnwood Estate was completed in 1895 and served
as the home of John Pitcairn, founder of the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, until his
death in 1916. After the Pitcairn family donated the house in 1980, Cairnwood stood vacant
until 1994, when the Academy of the New Church renovated the structure. Today
Cairnwood serves as an educational, cultural, and hospitality center serving the College,
Bryn Athyn community and surrounding area. Visit www.cairnwood.org for more information.

Lisa Parker Adams, Education Coordinator | 215-947-2004 | [email protected]


Campus Bookstore | 2965 College Drive

The College book store is located in the Swedenborg Library. All course books are sold here,
as well as all the binders, paper, notebooks, and academic supplies a student needs to succeed
academically. The campus store also has a variety of BAC swag—from t-shirts and sweatshirts
to water bottles and bumperstickers. And there’s always something new on the shelves.

Eden Zecher, Bookstore Manager | 267-502-2612 | [email protected]


Childs Hall | 750 Campus Drive

Childs Hall, the largest residence hall on campus, houses 45 students in a combination of
double and single rooms. Recent renovations to the downstairs lounges and entrance area
provide an attractive space for student social events. A music room offers students an area for
creative outlet. Kitchen facilities as well as a laundry room are available for student use. Just
outside of Childs Hall, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts and a student-built gazebo
form a center for college social life. Bedrooms in Childs Hall are undergoing renovations during
the 2016-17 academic year. The main lounge will remain open as an additional campus social center.

Jennifer Lucas, Director of Residence Life | 267-502-2794 | [email protected]


College Grounds Café | 2925 College Drive

For long days or early mornings, most Bryn Athyn students find some part of their day to
visit the College Grounds Café, centrally located in the Swedenborg Library. Its debatable
whether the café is better suited to studying or socializing, but with the full line of Starbucks
drinks served it can be assured that College Grounds is buzzing just a little more than any
other spot on campus.

Lottie Gurney, Café Manager | 267-502-2488


Dining Hall | 2945 College Drive

The Dining Hall houses a robust dining menu, with stations for burgers, pizza, vegetable
and protein entrees, a deli, salad bar, and dessert section. Large windows, light wood beams
and a cathedral ceiling provide an airy feel, while a large stone fireplace enriches the
comfortable, friendly atmosphere. From the Dining Hall, a beautiful wide
staircase opens up into the gallery space of the Brickman Center.

Jimmy Fekelman, General Manager of Campus Dining | 267-502-2645 |
[email protected]


Doering Center for Science and Research | 2915 Campus Drive

The 39,000 square foot Grant R. Doering Center for Science and Research houses science
laboratories that facilitate undergraduate research projects along with classrooms and faculty
offices. The Doering Center is located between Pitcairn Hall and the Swedenborg Library. The
Doering Center for Science and Research was designed and constructed using the
United States Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System for new constructions. LEED,
which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally
recognized standard for what constitutes a “green building.”

Jody Maddock, Director of Campus Services | [email protected]


Fine Arts Center | 2825 Benade Circle

The Fine Arts Center includes lab facilities for ceramics, drawing and painting, jewelry and
metals, and traditional black and white photography. Classrooms, music practice rooms,
galleries and rehearsal spaces are also available.

Jody Maddock, Director of Campus Services | [email protected]


Glencairn Museum | 1001 Cathedral Road

Glencairn Museum, a unique structure based in the medieval Romanesque style, provides
an unequaled educational resource for students through a remarkable collection of Egyptian,
Ancient Near East, Classical, Medieval, Asian, and Native American art and artifacts. Several
classes in history and religion are taught in Glencairn and students have the opportunity to
serve as interns in the museum. Glencairn was recently featured as a winner in the Best of
Philly section of Philadelphia Magazine. Visit glencairnmuseum.org for more information.

Leah Smith, Tour Coordinator | 267-502-2600 | [email protected]


Grant Hall | 730 Campus Drive

Grant Hall provides housing for 34 women. Eight single-occupancy rooms are available to
second year and above students in the east wing. First-year students are housed in twelve
double-occupancy rooms and two single rooms for RAs located in the south wing. The facility
also contains several lounges (one of which is a “quiet” study lounge), TV rooms, a kitchen and
dining area, and laundry facilities. Grant Hall is not in active use during the 2016-17 academic
year, as it is undergoing renovations.

Jennifer Lucas, Director of Residence Life | 267-502-2794 | [email protected]


Jungé Ice Rink and Pavillion | 3002 Cairnwood Drive

The James F. Jungé Ice Rink and Pavilion, which is located adjacent to the Social Center,
provides facilities for ice-skating during the winter season and an athletic arena and events
facility during the remainder of the year. The facility is dedicated to long-time board member,
James F. Jungé.

Matthew Kennedy, Director of Athletics | 267-502-4566 | [email protected]


Mitchell Performing Arts Center | 800 Tomlinson Road

Originally built as a meeting facility and gymnasium in the early 20th century, the 439 seat
Mitchell Performing Arts Center was renovated in 1999 and provides modern facilities for
staging a variety of theatrical, musical, and other performances.
Visit www.mitchellcenter.info for more information.

Naomi Haus-Roth, Mitchell Center Director | 267-502-2793 | [email protected]


Pendleton Hall | 2965 College Drive

Pendleton Hall serves as one of the primary academic buildings on campus. The structure
contains classrooms, the main college office, and faculty and deans offices. The Commons and
chapel support larger gatherings and a smaller student lounge offers ideal study or visiting
space. The College Book Store is also located in Pendleton Hall.

Jody Maddock, Director of Campus Services | [email protected]


Pitcairn Hall | 801 Tomlinson Road

Named for the John Pitcairn family, whose generosity has resulted in a number of
outstanding buildings and facilities on campus, Pitcairn Hall houses administrative offices
and meeting space. The beautiful structure provides office space for the IT department,
Consolidate Plant Operations, and other administrative offices.

Jody Maddock, Director of Campus Services | [email protected]


 Residence Cottages | 751, 753, 755, 757, & 759 Campus Drive

In fall of 2008 four new residence cottages opened for student occupancy. The buildings
provide attractive, apartment-style living space for third and fourth year students. The
entrance to each unit leads into a large living and dining area with cathedral ceilings.
An open-style kitchen and guest bathroom add to the home-like atmosphere. Each apartment
has two floors, each with two single bedrooms, one double bedroom, and a private bathroom.
The cottages center around a U-shaped courtyard just across the road from Grant Hall and
Childs Hall. The residence cottages are each named in honor of long-time supporters of
New Church higher education: Alden Cottage is named for Karl R. Alden, Gyllenhaal Cottage
is named for Leonard E. Gyllenhaal, Hyatt Cottage is named for Morna Hyatt, and Woodard
Cottage is named for George and Nancy Woodard.

Jennifer Lucas, Director of Residence Life | 267-502-2794 | [email protected]

cooper-residence-hall Residence Halls | 820 Campus Drive

Cooper and Goodenough Halls opened for student occupancy in 2016. Connected via an
attractive community space, each building provides three floors of predominantly double
rooms and some single rooms for first year students. Study rooms on the first and third floors
offer quieter, more removed space for homework and group projects or meetings while the
second floor of each building is home to a media lounge with a flat screen TV.
New coin-operated laundry facilities are provided on the ground level. Cooper and
Goodenough Halls anchor one corner of a quad which is completed by the upperclassman
suites—Brock, Gladish and King. Close to the dining hall, academic buildings and athletic
fields, this residence building is also just steps away from outdoor basketball and volleyball
courts as well as our student-built gazebo.  Cooper Hall is named for Sherri Rumer Cooper,
a beloved former Bryn Athyn College faculty member and namesake of a fund for
undergraduate science research at the college.  Goodenough Hall is named for
Dan Goodenough, a former Bryn Athyn College administrator and esteemed
Theological School faculty member.

Jennifer Lucas, Director of Residence Life | 267-502-2794 | [email protected]

facilities-residenceSuites Residence Suites | 822, 826 & 828 Campus Drive

In fall of 2010 three new residence suites opened for student occupancy. The buildings provide
eighteen apartment-style suites for second and third year students. Each suite houses five
students in two double rooms and one single, and each unit has a private bathroom,
a living space, a full kitchen, and stunning views. The suites are located adjacent to Childs Hall
and across the road from our residence cottages. Forming a quad with the new first year
residence halls, Cooper and Goodenough, the suites sit 
in the heart of campus life. Just
outside sit our basketball and volleyball courts, and our gazebo 
and BBQ pit are just down
the path. The suites are named for important members of the 
Bryn Athyn College community:
King Hall is named for Bishop Louis and Freya King, 
Gladish Hall is named for
Dr. Robertand Margaret Gladish, and Brock Hall is named for Dr. Erland Brock.

Jennifer Lucas, Director of Residence Life | 267-502-2794 | [email protected]

facilities-socialcenter Social Center | 3006 Cairnwood Drive

Originally built as an automotive garage for Cairnwood Estate, the Social Center offers space
for informal gatherings and other social events including dances, dinners, movies and
small-stage performances. Jungé Pavilion, which is located adjacent to the Social Center,
provides facilities for ice-skating and ice hockey during the winter season and an athletic
arena during the remainder of the year.

Renata Boodhansingh, Coordinator of Student Activities | 267-502-6029 |
[email protected]


Swedenborg Library | 2925 College Drive

Located in the heart of campus, the Swedenborg Library consists of 35,000 square feet
of floor space on three floors. The building includes two computer labs, meeting rooms, and
areas for group study, while housing over 130,000 volumes. The Swedenborg Library also
houses our campus coffee house, College Grounds.

Carol Traveny, Swedenborg Library Director | 267-502-2531 | [email protected]