S.A.R.C.H. was formed on March 14, 2005, after several years' work. S.A.R.C.H.  The primary purposes of this corporationis to promote and support the preservation of historic buildings in general and, more particularly, support the preservation and maintenance of the historic Andronicus Chapter House, and to carry on other charitable and educational activities associated with this purpose as allowed by law. Through our work, we help support not only the architecture students which inhabit the Andronicus Chapter Housei, but also the Masters and Certificate of Historic Preservation Programs at the University of Southern California by offering the house as a research subject.

S.A.R.C.H. is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable foundation created to address the financial obligations connected with the growing need for historic preservation of the Shankland-Andronicus Chapter House, a need highlighted by a Historic Structures Report prepared by USC Historic Preservation graduate students Jill Vesci and Vanessa Wexler.  As a separate entity distinct from the Andronicus Alumni Association, S.A.R.C.H. acts in advisory, financial, and educational roles to ensure the needs described in the HSR are met through historically sensitive materials and methods.  Working in conjunction with the Andronicus Alumni Association, the Andronicus Chapter of the Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity, and the USC School of Architecture, S.A.R.C.H. is striving to ensure financial support for the restoration and maintenance of the Chapter House for future members.  Our efforts will further education in historic preservation by providing a ‘living workshop’ and scholarships to students in the Andronicus Chapter


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