September, 2012

Lenfest Hall Featured in GRID Magazine for Its Green Practices

Lenfest Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music is featured in the October issue of GRID Magazine.  The article Cultural Shift – Philadelphia’s Institutions Embrace Green Building Practices focuses on how major arts and cultural institutions in the Philadelphia region, including Curtis, have embraced sustainable building and development.

AthenianRazak served as the Development Manager for this new student residence and education building, a major expansion for the Curtis Institute of Music. Lenfest Hall opened in September 2011 as a LEED Gold certified facility.

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Janet Kimbleton Grace serves as DOCOMOMO International Delegate

Janet Kimbleton Grace recently served as a delegate to the DOCOMOMO International Conference held in Finland.  DOCOMOMO is an acronym for the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement. DOCOMOMO promotes the study, interpretation and protection of the architecture, landscape and urban design of this genre.

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Janet Kimbleton Grace elected to UArts Alumni Council

Janet Kimbleton Grace, Senior Project Manager at AthenianRazak, was recently elected to the University of the Arts Alumni Council.  Her three year term will end in June of 2015.  During that time she will serve as an ambassador for and representative of the 17,000 University of the Arts living alumni.  The University of the Arts has notable alumni, including Patricia Flannery, actress in TV series “The Office” and Arnold Roth, cartoonist.   The landmark Philadelphia Museum of Art was also designed by UArts Alumni, Julian Abele.  For more information on the Alumni Council, follow this link