The Archer is located within the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood between downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. It stands on the southeast corner of University Ave & 4th Ave SE, across from General Mills. It provides small, inexpensive single and one-bedroom units located on a major transit route, ideal for graduate students, University staff and working singles. Amenities include an outdoor patio along University Avenue, fitness center, common lounge with kitchenette, and a rooftop deck.

Large windows, metal wall panels and concrete columns frame the entryway and outdoor patio, with burnished block surrounding the parking area. For stories two through five, large windows throughout let in natural light, with lap and metal panel siding and aluminum balconies on each end of the building.