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Curtis Institute Project Wins Preservation Achievement Award

One of IEI's recently-completed projects, the Curtis Institute of Music, was honored with a Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance’s 2023 Preservation Achievement Awards.


IEI is honored to have provided architectural and design services on the historic renovation of the iconic Curtis Institute of Music, located at 1726 Locust Street in center city Philadelphia, which was recently showcased in a Philadelphia Inquirer article (click to read).





The project includes a building addition, roof improvements, interior alterations, modern upgrades, and restoration of beautiful historical details for this internationally-recognized music conservatory. The original structure dates back to 1924 and is historically registered with the Philadelphia Historical Commission. Curtis wanted to make the building more accessible and open to students and visitors, and we are so proud to be a part of this project.


The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia was established in 1996 to be the principal historic preservation advocacy organization for the Philadelphia region.


Excerpt from the Preservation Alliance's event program book:

"Each year, we have celebrated the unique way that historic preservation helps make our cities and towns more beautiful and distinctive. Restored historic places add a richness of color and depth to our everyday lived experience while contributing mightily to the region's economic vitality and allure as a place to be."


Info on the Preservation Alliance: https://preservationalliance.com/


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