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On September 6 the Curtis Institute of Music opened Lenfest Hall, the first major expansion of its campus in more than 20 years. Designed by renowned Philadelphia architects Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Lenfest Hall adds 105,000 square feet of space, doubling the size of a campus serving 166 students.

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Lenfest Hall at 1616 Locust Street, within two blocks of all current Curtis buildings.
Lenfest Hall at 1616 Locust Street, within two blocks of all current Curtis buildings.
photo: Tom Crane
Lenfest Ha...
The 3,200-square-foot Miriam and Robert Gould Rehearsal Hall--nearly three times the size of the previous rehearsal space.
The 3,200-square-foot Miriam and Robert Gould Rehearsal Hall--nearly three times the size of the previous rehearsal space.
photo: Tom Crane
The 3,200-...
The new teaching and rehearsal spaces were designed with instrument-specific needs in mind. The Allerton Foundation Percussion Studio includes triple-glazed windows for sound insulation.
The new teaching and rehearsal spaces were designed with instrument-specific needs in mind. The Allerton Foundation Percussion Studio includes triple-glazed windows for sound insulation.
photo: Matt Wargo
The new te...
The first floor is one of the building’s main social centers. Focal points include the Nina and Billy Albert Lounge, which looks out onto historic St. Mark’s Church and its gardens.
The first floor is one of the building’s main social centers. Focal points include the Nina and Billy Albert Lounge, which looks out onto historic St. Mark’s Church and its gardens.
photo: Tom Crane
The first ...
The fifth floor terrace serves as a social center and includes a green roof around the perimeter.
The fifth floor terrace serves as a social center and includes a green roof around the perimeter.
photo: Matt Wargo
The fifth ...
One of 32 new teaching studios, chamber music rehearsal rooms, classrooms, and practice rooms--doubling the amount of practice and rehearsal space currently available to Curtis students.
One of 32 new teaching studios, chamber music rehearsal rooms, classrooms, and practice rooms--doubling the amount of practice and rehearsal space currently available to Curtis students.
photo: Tom Crane
One of 32 ...
A typical dorm room. Lenfest Hall provides comfortable, safe housing for more than 80 students--nearly half the student body.
A typical dorm room. Lenfest Hall provides comfortable, safe housing for more than 80 students--nearly half the student body.
photo: Matt Wargo
A typical ...
Each suite in Lenfest Hall includes a common/social space, as well as four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Each suite in Lenfest Hall includes a common/social space, as well as four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
photo: Matt Wargo
Each suite...
The Bruce Jay Gould, M.D. Dining Hall provides Dining services for the entire Curtis community.
The Bruce Jay Gould, M.D. Dining Hall provides Dining services for the entire Curtis community.
photo: Tom Crane
The Bruce ...
Parkhurst Dining Services serves fresh and nutritious meals prepared from scratch.
Parkhurst Dining Services serves fresh and nutritious meals prepared from scratch.
photo: Tom Crane
Parkhurst ...
Landscaped by renowned garden designer Jon Carloftis, the fifth floor terrace includes native plantings as well as herbs and vegetables to be used in meals served in the dining hall.
Landscaped by renowned garden designer Jon Carloftis, the fifth floor terrace includes native plantings as well as herbs and vegetables to be used in meals served in the dining hall.
photo: Matt Wargo
Landscaped...
Lenfest Hall completes a
Lenfest Hall completes a "Curtis corridor" along Locust Street from Rittenhouse Square to the Avenue of the Arts, where the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and Curtis Opera Theatre perform regularly at the Kimmel Center.
photo: Tom Crane
Lenfest Ha...
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