Lenfest Hall Goes Gold

July 23rd, 2012

Roof terrace

Roof terrace

We’re delighted to announce that our Lenfest Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music has achieved LEED Gold Certification!

Lenfest Hall was designed to be sustainable, healthful, and smart.  It minimizes environmental impacts, providing a safe and healthy environment for the students, teachers, and staff who spend so much time there.  The building offers green roofs at the terrace level and atop the residential tower.  The terrace serves as an outdoor social space and features indigenous plantings.

Specifically sustainable elements of the building design include the use of recycled, local, and low-emitting materials, promotion of natural daylight and views, optimization of energy performance, brownfield redevelopment, reduction of light pollution, and water efficiency.  It minimizes impact on the existing public infrastructure through a stormwater management system that eliminates storm discharge into the sewer system.  And over 75% of the construction waste was diverted from landfills.


Photos by Tom Crane.