Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Academy of Music Wins National Honor

The restoration of the Academy of Music's ballroom has won an American Institute of Architects 2011 Honor Award for Interior Architecture. The nation's membership group for architects noted the hundreds of hours of research that went into returning the room to its original form. Renovations by KlingStubbins relied on a crisp black-and-white photograph of the room taken in 1860 - just three years after the building opened. Here's the way the room looks now, in a photograph by Tom Crane.

Academy of Music Wins National Honor

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Photo: Tom Crane

The restoration of the Academy of Music's ballroom has won an American Institute of Architects 2011 Honor Award for Interior Architecture. The nation's membership group for architects noted the hundreds of hours of research that went into returning the room to its original form. Renovations by KlingStubbins relied on a crisp black-and-white photograph of the room taken in 1860 - just three years after the building opened. Here's the way the room looks now, in a photograph by Tom Crane.

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Peter Dobrin is a classical music critic and culture writer for The Inquirer. Since 1989, he has written music reviews, features, news and commentary for the paper, covering such topics as the Philadelphia Museum of Art at the Venice Biennale, expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy declaration in 2011, Philadelphia's evolving performing arts center and the general health of arts and culture.

Dobrin was a French horn player. He earned an undergraduate degree in performance from the University of Miami, and received a master's degree in music criticism from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied with Elliott Galkin. He has no time to practice today.

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