Partners Revisit their Roots at Penn State’s Career Day

Penn States’ annual Career Day at the Stuckeman School.

Students of Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture were given a unique opportunity to interact with professional firms during the Stuckeman School’s 32nd annual Career Day. Partners Paul Salvaggio and Jeff Balch were invited to showcase Arcus’s unique and extensive portfolio to students and other professionals across the Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Graphic Design Professions. Arcus Design Group was one of 60+ firms and agencies showcasing their work to students of the Stuckeman School.

Arcus Design Group partners Paul Salvaggio and Jeff Balch

The two partners spoke with students of all extents of Architecture Program, from 1st-year through Thesis-year. The students shared aspects of their academic experience and their skillsets, along with their ambitions and curiosity about the profession. Jeff and Paul also noted how advanced and conducive the studios have become to provide a fantastic environment for their studies and prepare them for practicing Architecture. The event was also a chance for professionals to learn about methodologies used in architecture education today, and how students will use them to influence design in the future.

All of Arcus Design Group’s partners hold architecture degrees from Penn State, whose design programs are consistently ranked among the top in the country.

Penn States’s annual Career Day at the Stuckeman School.

Arcus & McHugh Engineering breathe new life into an Ambler warehouse


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McHugh Engineering has recently moved into their new location within the Borough of Ambler with the efforts of ARCUS Design Group to re-imagine a vacant warehouse into a bold new office, showcasing the MEP Engineer’s talent and attention to detail.

Working closely with the client, Kyle Litzke and Jeff Balch of ARCUS collaborated with each discipline to ensure that McHugh’s clientele experience their professional expertise while being in the space. Equally importantly, McHugh’s own staff now have a vibrant and ideal work environment, demonstrating pride in their collective mission as consulting engineers.

Warehouse prior to renovations

Warehouse prior to renovations


Malvern Borough celebrates 125 years with Trolley Tour

The Borough of Malvern is celebrating 125 years since its incorporation in 1889. On the Trolley Tour (sponsored by the Malvern Historical Commission, Malvern Borough and the Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund) 444 passengers rode past historic sites within the Borough — including our office building, The original Malvern Firehouse.

For the afternoon and evening of August 7, 2014, we stepped back in time with this parked out front:

Old Malvern fire truck     Malvern fire truck detail

ARCUS designs the newest restaurant in Malvern Borough

The wait is over and the Borough of Malvern is starting to grow up with the new Eastside Flats mixed-use buildings coming to completion and filling with tenants. ARCUS Design Group is the architect for the first new restaurant to hit the Borough in years. Christopher’s – A Neighborhood Place – Malvern is the second restaurant for Owners Chris and Molly Todd as they expand from their original downtown Wayne location.

The new restaurant was designed to create brand recognition with the loyal, regular customers of the Wayne location, while taking a fresh, contemporary approach to nestle into the framework of the new retail complex. Utilizing clear maple, brick and the familiar zinc bar top, the more intimate bar area remains open to the large dining room, creating a total of 100 seats. The pedestrian friendly broad sidewalks allow for outdoor dining, seating 30 additional patrons al fresco.

Christopher's Dining Room                  Christopher's Bar Area

Christopher's banquette detail      Christopher's back bar detail      Christopher's greeter station